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Guatemala Ericka Funez


Apricot and stewed fruits, floral upfront and a juicy red wine finish

A very interesting microlot (read on) which comes from Ericka Funez, whose farm is situated in the village of El Pajal in the San Antonio Huista area of Huehuetenango.

Ericka is one of the member farmers of The Red de Mujeres, or "network of women" - alarge group of female producers who have been either widowed during the 36 years of civil war in Guatemala or were left when their husbands fled the country during the coffee crisis between 2001 and 2004. Huehuetenango was one of the areas hardest hit by the crisis, many people decided to give up altogether and find work elsewhere, leaving their families behind.

With the help of the Asociación de Cooperación al Desarrollo Integral de Huehuetenango, these female producers have been united to market their coffee and find international buyers such as Coffee Real. ACODIHUE has also supported them in training in organic farming methods, from producing and applying fertilizers, to rust and pest control methods. ACODIHUE was set up in 1996 with the help of the European Union and the government of Guatemala.

This is the first year that Ericka has been able to produce microlots, having greatly improved the quality of her coffee with the help of the cooperative.

All our coffee is sold as whole beans, which we recommend for optimum flavour and freshness.
1800 - 1900 masl
Extended Fermentation
Ericka Funez