Our beans cultivated by Asociación Chajulense Va’l Vaq Qujol (“One Voice in Chajul”)
The head office of our partners is located in Chajul (department of Quiché), in the highlands of western Guatemala. In this region, particularly affected by the long civil war, the Chajulense Association was created (1988) by 40 families to “promote a model of sustainable development in communities that is ecologically sound, economically viable, socially just and culturally appropriate.”
Fresh out of the LpB – La p’tite Brûlerie roasters, this coffee develops a good balance between vivacity and a sweet finish. It is pleasantly acidic in mouth, without being astringent. Delicious for drip coffee and also for espresso!
Fighting against Coffee Leaf Rust
Around 1,500 farmers from 56 neighbouring communities now make up the cooperative, and since 2013 the group has been working with the non-profit organization The Coffee Trust to fight a new adversary: roya, also called coffee leaf rust. This fungal disease is devastating in Central America, killing coffee plants and reducing crop yields. Through a program for sharing best practices among farmers, members of the association have learned how to replenish nutrients in their soil, helping coffee trees resist coffee leaf rust in a completely organic way.