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GUATEMALA HUEHUETENANGO WOMEN'S CO-OP DIRECT TRADE
GUATEMALA HUEHUETENANGO WOMEN'S CO-OP DIRECT TRADE
GUATEMALA HUEHUETENANGO WOMEN'S CO-OP DIRECT TRADE
GUATEMALA HUEHUETENANGO WOMEN'S CO-OP DIRECT TRADE
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Just south of the Mexican border, Huehuetenango is 1 of 22 municipalities in the western highlands of Guatemala. In the region agriculture is the biggest industry of which coffee is one of the main products grown. Benefiting greatly from the warm winds that blow in off the coast and the Sierra de los Cuchumatanes, creating ideal growing conditions of altitude, rainfall, sunshine and soil. The coffee comes from the UPC co-op  which has 162 members and within this group is a separate Women's co-op of 62 members that pick and process their own coffee from land that they own that was either purchased via a micro loan or sometimes inherited. The coffee is grown at between 1300-1700 meters and the varietals are Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra and some Pacamara. The coffee is fully washed and sun dried on cement patios. Notes of bakers chocolate and stone fruit.