Green Guatemalan La Serenata Organic coffee is sourced via Caravela‘s on-the-ground agents.
Guatemala is well-known as a country in Central America for its stunning natural scenery, rich cultural heritage, and impressive biodiversity. With 24 official languages, including 22 Mayan languages, and a long history of indigenous cultures, Guatemala is a truly unique and fascinating place. The diversity of the country is linked to the fertile soil that is produced by the frequent volcanic activity in the region.
In addition to its cultural and natural attractions, Guatemala is also known for its Arabica coffees, including traditional varieties like Caturra, Catuai, Typica, and Bourbon, as well as hybrid varieties. These coffees are suitable for all brewing methods and offer a range of flavours. Whether you prefer espresso, filter coffee, or any other type of brew, you can find a delicious Guatemalan coffee to enjoy.
Caravela’s information video about Guatemala
Caravela PECA program
Many things make us appreciate our partnership with Caravela. One of the most significant is their close involvement with producers on the ground. All of the origins from which Caravela sources coffee have their own PECA program. This program trains and employs people from the local area to handle quality control, enabling local individuals to support one another in improving both quality and production.
Green Guatemalan La Serenata Organic coffee
Huehuetenango is a department that is recognised for its diverse culture and traditions, including its strong musical heritage. The region is home to numerous marimba masters, composers, and poets who have influenced the culture and identity of the country. One of the most significant cultural events in Huehuetenango is “La Serenata Huehueteca,” also known as “La Serenata del Día de los Santos,” which occurs annually on the night of Holy Wednesday. Additionally, music is a vital aspect of the identity of both Huehuetenango and the coffee-growing communities within the department.
The coffee for La Serenata blend is produced by small-scale coffee growers who are members of the Association of Specialty Coffee Producers of Huehuetenango (ASOPCE). These growers use micro mills to process coffee cherries, predominantly Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai, and Pache varieties. With the help of the ASOPCE and their strategic alliance with Caravela, these producers have access to technical assistance, quality feedback, and higher premiums that provide economic security and recognition for their efforts.
|Logistics||Cost ZAR 29.5 / kg.|
|Lot size bought||2 x 69 kg GrainPro bags|
|Relationship||Our relationship with Caravela goes back to 2008.|