Seasonal Select: Guatemala Caserío Chanjón
Located in one of the highest non-volcanic mountain ranges in Central America, Caserío Chanjón is a small village in the municipality of Todos Santos Cuchumatán.
Small Farm, Big Flavor
Cuchumatán or “Meeting by Force” is a Mam word which references the incredibly dense grouping of mountains in the area. This unique terroir makes for some absolutely fantastic coffee.
Subtly sweet and intoxicatingly smooth, we think this coffee is as colorful as the incredible textiles the region is known to produce. We taste Lemon Meringue and Black Tea.Shop Guatemala Caserío Chanjón
This Seasonal Select comes to us by way of FECCEG or Federación Comercializadora de Café Especial de Guatemala. Founded in 2006, FECCEG was created in direct response to plummeting C prices (the C price is the trading price of Arabica on the Intercontinental Exchange. More about that later).
FECCEG is a prominent second-tier cooperative association representing several small producer cooperatives. They represent coffee farmers alongside organic honey, panela, and cocoa farmers and farmer groups. One thousand five hundred members (1,150 men and 350 women) from 15 producer organizations, associations, and cooperatives, make up the body of this extraordinary group.
The co-op collaborates with its farmer partners in 4 unique capacities: Providing Technical assistance, Promoting and Women Farmers, Providing Educational Opportunities, and Offering microcredits. While we haven’t sourced a coffee from FECCEG in quite some time, many years ago, our Chief Coffee Guy Jeff Chean helped FECCEG establish their internal quality control program!
Tasting Notes: Lemon Meringue and Black Tea
Location: Caserío Chanjón, Todos los Santos, Cuchumatanes, Huehuetenango, Guatemala
Variety: Bourbon, Caturra, Typica
Elevation: 1,700 masl