MAYA GUATE BLEND
$9.50 – $48.00
MAYA GUATE BLEND is a special coffee blend derived from three Guatemalan Mayan ethnic regions and groups. The coffee is grown by Mayan farmers, members of the Asociación Barrillense de Agricultores (ASOBAGRI) located in the community of Santa Cruz Barillas, Huehuetenango; by members of the Asociación Vivamos Mejor (ASUVIM) located in the community of Paquip, Solola; and by members of the the MAYA IXIL located in Cotzal, El Quiche.
MAYA GUATE BLEND is a special coffee blend derived from three Guatemalan Mayan ethnic regions and groups. The coffee is grown by Mayan farmers, members of the Asociación Barrillense de Agricultores (ASOBAGRI) located in the community of Santa Cruz Barillas, Huehuetenango; by members of the Asociación de Desarrollo Nimajuyu San Pedrano (ADENISA) located in the community of San Pedro La Laguna, Solola; and by members of the the MAYA IXIL located in Cotzal, El Quiche.
The 2017 cupping evaluations are still in process however the most recent MAYA GUATE BLEND crop yielded the following cupping results for flavor and aftertaste: clean, sweet, mild, caramel/vanilla, milk chocolate. Roasted hazelnut and slight citrus. Some non-fruit flavors, medium body and medium acidity.
MAYA GUATE BLEND coffee is organic. Two of the component coffees have organic certification. One coffee is fair trade, one is Direct Trade, and one is sourced through broker-Royal Coffee. The organic-certified coffees are inspected by the local certification agency, MayaCert, S.A. in Guatemala.
- Coffee Varietals: Bourbon, Caturra, Typica
- Elevation: 1,200 – 1,800 meters
- Post Harvesting Process: Washed and Sun Dried on patios
- Bean Characteristics: SHB
- Harvest Season: October to April
- Organic Certification Agency: MayaCert, S.A.
1 lb, 12 oz, 5 lb
Kraft, Tin Foil
Posted by Stephen Eyman •
This coffee roasts a touch darker than the single origin coffees while still maintaining the complex flavors and fragrances of a good Guatemalan coffee. We recently had a work event to consider several coffees for our office environment. We had some heavy dark roast drinkers and some who preferred the lighter variety. The Solola Adenisa was a favorite as well, but this coffee was by far the better compromise among the dark roasting crowd! Everyone of all drinking persuasions enjoyed it- 5 stars for drinkability across the board!
Posted by Cindy Parsons •
I enjoy this coffee. I have been purchasing coffee from earth friendly coffee since 2006. EFC joined with Maya coffee and I continue to purchase from them. I love that I know the route the coffee travels to get to me. Grown and harvested in Guatemala, flown to WA state, roasted, mailed to me. The coffee is delicious. It is so much better than most coffees. I never have an upset stomach with this coffee. Thank you for your commitment to organic and fair trade.