Guatemala

Los Arroyos

Los Arroyos - Orbita

Dark chocolate
Nutmeg
Hazelnut

ProducerFelipe Veneciano Martínez López

FarmLos Arroyos

RegionHuehuetenango

LocationLa Libertad

Altitude1.600 msnm

Variety Caturra, Catuaí y Pache

ProcessLavado

Filtro

Espresso

Cupping notes

Caramel and brown sugar fragrance. Vanilla and milk chocolate aroma. Full body. Dark chocolate, nutmeg and hazelnuts flavor.

Origin

Like many of the Central and South American colonies,
coffee arrived in Guatemala at the end of the 18th
century, but its cultivation only began to take hold in
the 1860s, with the arrival of European immigrants
encouraged by the Guatemalan government to
establish plantations.
Coffee seeds and seedlings were distributed as a
stimulus, as the country’s main export crop (indigo) had
recently failed, leaving the population somewhat
desperate to find an agricultural replacement. By the
end of the 19th century, Guatemala was exporting more
than 140 tons of coffee a year. Up until 2011 it was
among the five largest coffee producers in the world,
only recently surpassed by Honduras.
A large percentage of the Guatemalan population (and
in turn of the coffee sector) identifies with one of the
more than 20 officially recognized indigenous groups.
Most of the farmers are small growers who work
independently of each other or are formally affiliated
with cooperatives.
In 1960, coffee growers created their own guild, which
has since become the Anacafé National Coffee
Institute, acting as a research centre, marketing agent,
and financial institution offering loans and support to
producers in the different regions.

The Farm

The Los Arroyos farm is located in the town of La
Libertad in Huehuetenango, Guatemala. On this 50-
hectare coastal farm, the coffee plants grow on a fairly
steep slope, which requires very careful cultivation and
harvesting. Felipe Veneciano Martínez López and his
three children work on the farm, supervising the
production and cultivation of the different varieties
grown in Los Arroyos.

Processing Method

The Los Arroyos farm is located in the town of La
Libertad in Huehuetenango, Guatemala. On this 50-
hectare coastal farm, the coffee plants grow on a fairly
steep slope, which requires very careful cultivation and
harvesting. Felipe Veneciano Martínez López and his
three children work on the farm, supervising the
production and cultivation of the different varieties
grown in Los Arroyos.

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