Bless Your Heart - Guatemala Edition
Our house blend at Curiosity Coffee Bar is something chocolaty and nutty - a versatile coffee that’s good black and holds up to cream and sugar. We change up the components throughout the year - and this is all about the Guatemala edition!
Caturra, Bourbon, Typica, Catuai, Catimor, Sarchimor, Pache, Pacamara
This coffee lot from Huehuetenango is a community coffee, investing in sustainable sourcing to benefit a large group of producers. This rocky mountain zone has become one of the epicenters of Guatemala’s coffee culture and production. Its renowned and award-winning products are grown in the driest soils with the highest altitudes of the country. They breathe from the cold, crisp winds from the Cuchumatanes mountains as well as the warm winds blowing from the Tehuantepec region.
In 2004, Coffee Care was founded by Unitrade as an independent NGO in order to battle some of the problems often encountered in the rural coffee production regions. In regions such as Huehuetenango, the access to education, proper nutrition and health services can be very basic or even non-existent. Coffee Care focuses on these three pillars of education, nutrition, and health in order to better support the coffee producers in this region. A direct consequence of this program is the construction of three schools and a clinic on partner farms. Through these schools, the kids have access to education and nutrition during the day when their parents are working in the fields.