Our green buyer and director of operations recently traveled to Guatemala to visit our Direct Trade partners—including Finca El Socorro, Finca Santa Ana, and Finca La Providencia—and check up on various projects in the works.
Fernando Diaz at Santa Ana is experimenting with incorporating fresh fruit, like cantaloupe (above) and pineapple, into the fermentation stage of his washed process coffees. (His smooth and rich washed Red Bourbon/Red Catuai is available now.)
Juan Diego de la Cerda at El Socorro recently built raised drying beds (pictured at top), which will enable him to produce more natural and honey processed coffees in addition to the crisp, clean washed coffees that have become customer favorites—Maracaturra, Red Bourbon, Java, etc.
We're very excited about the harvests that are finishing up now, and looking forward to tasting our old favorites and new experiments when they arrive later this year!
Javier and Maximiliano "Max" Palacios at Finca La Providencia.