Guatemala La Montana organic
DKK 110.00 Inkl moms
Taste notes: Candied red apples, pomegranate notes and lots of sweetness.
Farmer: Ericka Sanchez
Variants: Bourbon & Caturra
Process: Prolonged fermentation, washed and sun dried.
Elevation: 1700 meters
Roasted for filterbrewing.
Read more about this coffee down below.
La Montana is the name of Ericka Sanchez farm in Guatemala. It is a small 2.5 hectare farm planted with coffee trees and many other biodiversity plants and to ensure a stable income throughout the year. Ericka makes her own organic compost on the farm and uses organic farming methods like many of the others in the area where her farm is located.
Ericka is part of the “Women’s Network” whose coffee we also roast under the name “Red De Mujeres”. Ericka has distinguished itself by using a special extended fermentation process that has resulted in such a fantastic coffee that the practice is being spread to other members of the Red De Mujeres ACODIHUE.
Red De Mujeres or “women’s network” is a larger group of female producers covering 5 areas of Huehuetenango. The group consists of 830 women, this coffee is from the San Antonio Huista area.
All of these women have either become widowed after the 36-year civil war or left behind when their husbands moved during the coffee crisis from 2001 to 2004. Since Huehuetenango was one of the hardest hit areas of the crisis, many had chosen to give up and find work elsewhere and thus leaving behind their families.
With the help of ACODIHUE (La Asociación de Cooperación al Desarrollo Integral de Huehuetenango), these female producers have joined forces to jointly market their coffee and find international buyers.
ACODIHUE has provided information on organic cultivation methods, from the production and distribution of fertilizers and the control of coffee rust and insect infestation.