Located in the Sierra de los Cuchumatanes mountain range in Central America, the Coordinadora de Organizaciones de Desarrollo de Concepcion Huista (better known as “CODECH”) produces some of the best Fair Trade (FLO) & organic coffees not just in the department of Huehuetenango but in all of Guatemala. CODECH, established in 1998, represents 325 producers, a third of whom are women, organized in the two base cooperatives – Asociación de Desarrollo Integral Productivo Yamanonh (ADIPY), and Asociación de Agricultores Tineco (ADAT) – whos members belong to the Popti, Mam, and Q’anjob’al branches of the Mayan family. CODECH supports the local smallholder farmers produce and market their coffee and works closely together with clients on quality control and traceability.
Today, among the two organizations, 260 hectares (Ha) of coffee are being cultivated within biodiverse agroforestry systems at an altitude that ranges between 1,350 and 2,191 meters above sea level, which allows for classifying producers according to the elevations of their farms and different qualities of coffee in micro-lots.
The coffee is beautifully balanced, combining flavors of delicate fruit - the classic Huehue blackberry - and spicy chocolate flavors but also can be quite refined with elegant acidity and notes of stone fruits and citrus.
Genetic Varieties: Caturra, Bourbon, Catuai, Pache (verde y rojo), Catimor
Processing Method: Washed
Drying Method: sun-dried on producers' patio
Harvest Period: November-March
annual yields: 320 tons
A professional cup tasting takes place every day at 11 a.m. at our exhibition stand!