Guatemala Cruz Perez
Notes of milk chocolate, cranberry, apple.
Don Cruz Perez Pablo is the leader of the leader of the ASDEFLOR association - Asociación de Desarrollo Flor del Café (Coffee Flower Development Association), a tiny collective of just 30 members, all of whom belong to the Mam Mayan indigenous community. He had migrated to Europe to support his struggling family, but upon his return to the region, he chose to cultivate coffee instead of more traditional agriculture.
Being the leader of ASDEFLOR, Don Cruz championed the construction of the groups very own wet mill, where all the processing from the various producers takes place, and he is also responsible for the commercialization of the groups lots. This wet mill has lifted the quality of individual producers’ coffees who often don’t have reliable access to electricity, clean water or proper drying facilities to process their excellent cherries to specialty standards.
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Varietals: Bourbon, Caturra
Region: Chanjón, Huehuetenango, Guatemala
Altitude: 1700 MASL