Producer: ALMA - Guatemalan Blend Program
Varietal: Caturra, Bourbon
Tasting Notes: Berry, Brown Sugar, Pie Crust
Coffee Distributor: Onyx Coffee
The Story Behind the Coffee:
For three generations we’ve grown coffee in the highlands of Huehuetenango, and in the past twenty years we’ve grown to partner with other producing families, cooperatives and associations across Guatemala. Our mission is connecting these beautiful families and their coffees with roasters around the world.
A sustainable sourcing approach is similar to our strategy as farmers and sellers: everything has a home. From the 88+ COE submissions to the 82 point mill-outs and last picks sold to local consolidators, there's value. Our intention with Alma involves sourcing bright, fruited coffees of 84.5+ quality-- coffees with a lot of soul -- with our vendor partners from Huehue to Jalapa. Our QC team based in Guatemala is meticulously selecting for a consistent, clean, and lightly fruity blend. La Alma means the Soul, and we hope this blend will be the vitality and warmth of your espresso or house coffee.
For every pound of Alma sold, $0.05 goes directly to our partners at Habitat for Humanity Guatemala to support their Smokeless Stove Program. These clean stoves impact families for decades by increasing indoor air quality and wood-fuel efficiency, while decreasing cooking time. From the 2021 crop Alma sales alone, 42 families were able to receive a new stove. In the future, we plan to invest in home-building origin trips with volunteers from every link in the coffee value chain.