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Tasting Notes: Tart Cherry, Cola, Toasted Marshmallow

Elevation: 1400-1600 MASL

Process: Washed

Varietal: Bourbon, Caturra

Impact: Fair Trade, Farmer Impact Fund, Living Income Pricing, Women's Lot


The 2022 lot of Guatemala Manos de Mujer exhibits many of the same exceptional qualities from prior harvests, with sweetness and balance across the roast spectrum. This year, lighter roasts display a bright acidity, juicy body and notes of tart cherry, honey, maple syrup, stone fruit, and vanilla. Darker roast styles taste fantastic with a syrupy body and concentrated sweetness that takes the form of fudge, cola, dulce de leche and toasted marshmallow. This coffee shines at all roast levels and works very well in any brew method, but we particularly enjoyed this coffee as deliciously sweet single-origin espresso.

When drinking our coffee, we recommend you grind only as much coffee as you will need before brewing. It is very important that you use the proper ground size for your preferred brewing method.

Guatemala | Manos De Mujer | Single Origin

Our new batch is currently being toasted for you! Please allow 10-15 days for order to be shipped.
  • Guatemala Manos de Mujer comes from the ACODIHUE cooperative in the mountainous territory of Cuchumatan, Huehuetenango near the border with Mexico. Manos de Mujer is grown and produced by indigenous women who are now the owners of their land as a result of widowing from a civil war and men migrating into the United States. ACODIHUE certified the women producers as Manos de Mujer (Women’s Hands) to recognize the hard work of these women and their contribution to both their households and to the national economy. One of the major benefits for producers belonging to ACODIHUE are the investments that the cooperative makes into the community. ACODIHUE recently launched a vegetable gardening skill building program where women can learn to farm their own vegetables to feed their families and also sell to local markets for extra income.

    Only 22% of ACODIHUE's annual production goes under the designation of Café con Manos de Mujer, representing a refined selection of the cooperative's coffee. The ripe Manos de Mujer coffee is picked by hand during the harvest season, which begins shortly after Christmas and lasts until nearly Easter. The coffee is grown at an average elevation of 1500 meters above sea level. The most common varieties are Red and yellow Bourbon, as well as Typica and Caturra.


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