Acatenango’s coffee is grown in a valley located about 85 kilometers from Guatemala City, in between mountains and volcanoes. This area is known as an ecological gift, as the shade from its coffee is dense, so it creates a forest.

Locals call this area an ecological gift; the dense forest creates ample shade to grow excellent coffee. The coffee grows up to 2000 meters above sea level, and the varieties grown are Caturra, Catuai, and Pache. Most of the population in Acatenango are coffee growers.

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Guatemala, Asproguate

Available Lots:

Lot Name: Acatenango

ID# SH11287

About the producer

Asproguate is a relatively young organization, having been founded in 2014 by 100 organic coffee growers in the Acatenango, Coban, and Chimaltenango regions. The members of Asproguate set out with the express purpose of showing that growing coffee organically is not only better for the environment but is more economically sustainable and leads to higher incomes. The majority of Asproguate’s farms are women-owned, nearly all of Asproguate’s members are of indigenous Kaqchikel and Tz’utujil ethnicity and 95% of members are organic certified producers. In 2016, Asproguate opened a new headquarters in San Martín Jilotepeque.

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