Guatemala Trapichitos

June’s Roaster’s Pick is  Guatemala Trapichitos.

This fantastic Guatemalan comes to us from our friends Al Liu and Craig Holt in Seattle.

The coffee has everything we look for:
– nice floral fragrance
– sweet, clean cocoa flavor
– very pleasant citrus brightness

Wholly wonderful.

The story of this relationship coffee is astounding.  The native (Mayan) farmers
were forced from their land during a brutal civil war.  Through the efforts of a Seattle-based NGO, they’ve been able to buy back some land and grow coffee.  Craig Holt set up a program where the farmers set the price for their coffee.