Guatemala

Chuapec

Orange, dried cherry, caramel

Silky

Bright

SKU # GEN17GTM07C
$4.54
$295.10

Quantity Available Only 34 left in stock

Geography

Chuachuacalte, Cubulco

1650



Producer
Mario Ajualip



Variety
Catimor and Catuai



Processing
Washed



Harvest Time
2017



The Q graders in our cupping lab scored this coffee 86.



Mario Ajualip purchased his farm, Chuapec (pronounced choo-apeck) 15 years ago, after working in the United States and saving money. He purchased the farm from family members, Pascual and Ana Teletor, who also sold microlots to Genuine Origin this season. Mario decided to plant coffee on the property because his neighbors were planting coffee and seeing very positive results. He believes that for his region, coffee is the best crop he can plant, with the best financial results. He has a small convenience store in town, but coffee is his main source of income. Chuapec means great stone, and there are many on the property — some as large as 16 feet tall! A famous Mayan ruin in Guatemala is called Chuapec Kekacajol Nima Abaj, or, the Great Stone in Front of the Cave of the Children of Night.