Guatemala produces many different types of the world’s finest and most distinctive coffees. The country has many unique coffee producing regions that has gained a positive and well known reputation in the industry. Coffee is Guatemala’s number one export contributing to the country’s growing economic status.
Guatemala has a vast range of coffees available and qualities to boot. Every now and again a conventional lot arrives in that blows our mind – this is one of them!
Produced from multiple farmers delivering to the FECCEG Co operative (Federación Comercializadora de Café Especial de Guatemala), this coffee is blended expertly to create the very best of what’s available at any given moment.
Established in 2006, FEDDEG is a cooperative organisation with 1350 partners and 350 members from 6 departments in Guatemala. FECCEG supports community organization processes, promotes gender equity processes and promotes organic agriculture and coffee plantation renewal so that partners achieve a good level of production and quality.
Partners are motivated to continue running their coffee plantations as we have paid differentiated prices compared to those on the conventional market.
FECCEG has an agronomic research area to test organic inputs and validate techniques that achieve better results in productivity and quality. They have a compost plant and deliver compost to partners that improve soil fertility and coffee crops.
FECCEG encourages diversification with goats, fruits and vegetables so that partners have organic food and other products to be marketed in the local market.
This type is the standard quality for SHB EP Guatemalan coffees. It can be grown in the country’s northern and central highlands at an attitude of above 1350 metres. This is the ideal height for gourmet coffee. Which allows the country to rank 2nd in the world in the amount of high grade coffee it produces, and it has the highest percentage of its crop classified as high quality. SHB coffees exhibit unique qualities like citrus acidity and its complex combination of fruit and smooth chocolate notes. This coffee type represents the classic, clean, Central American cup.
Solid chocolate body, moderate acidity and fruity almond flavours with hints of cherry sweetness shining through.