GUATEMALA | HUEHUETENANGO
ORIGIN | Guatemala
REGION | Huehuetenango
NOTES | Red Fruits, Almond, Yellow Plum
ROAST | Light
GROWN BY | CODECH Co-Op
PROCESS | Washed
ELEVATION | >1350 masl
This Fair Trade, organic certiﬁed coffee comes from CODECH (Coordinator of Organizations for the Development of Concepción Huista), located in the department of Huehuetenango in Guatemala. In 1998, the Alliance for Youth Community Development (ADEJUC in Spanish) arrived at Concepción Huista, Huehuetenango, and began lobbying with the different organizations working in the municipality to form an entity that would represent the social, political, economic, environmental and cultural interests of the municipality. CODECH currently consists of eight grassroots organizations; six of these have legal status and two recognized at the municipal level (Municipal organization and Magisterial Council of Women). In total, they account for 1,300 active members: 400 women and 900 men.
In 2003, Alliance for Community Youth Development began financial support of CODECH to implement the comprehensive development program focused on children. During 2004, CODECH received funding from Intermon Oxfam to manage and execute the project “Coffee and sustainable development for the municipality of Concepción Huista”. This project supported small farms in the production and marketing of organic coffee; preventing pollution, taking advantage of existing resources, and making it easier to enter markets that recognize more favorable and stable prices for the growers.
In the cup, this coffee has notes of Red Fruits, Cherry, Almond, and Yellow Plum.
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