Huehuetenango may be the most famous coffee region from Guatemala. The highest and driest of Guatemala’s non-volcanic regions, Huehuetenango owes much to the dry, hot winds that come in from the mountains of Mexico’s Tehuantepec plain.
The additional heat layers protect the area from frost and enable coffee to grow at altitudes of 2,000 M.A.S.L. Due to the high altitude, nearly all of Huehuetenango’s producers process their own coffee. Fortunately, the region has rivers and streams in abundance, so mills can be placed almost anywhere.
Mariola Lopez has been producing coffee for a few years now. Benefiting from a wet mill, she also support surrounding farmers through purchasing their red cherries and processing them as well.
Our sister company in Guatemala, Peter Schoenfeld, has started to work with Mariola last year only. They have identified her potential
in producing specialty coffee with distinctive cups. This lot is the first one of a promising future partnership!