Guatemala Candelaria


Guatemala Candelaria

from 5.50

Whole Bean

Tasting notes:  apple, caramel, warm brownies, nutty

Origin: Guatemala 

Region: Huehuetenango

Producer: Finca Joya Grande, Finca Vasquez, and Finca la Maravilla

Varietal:  Caturra, Bourbon, Catuai, Typica, Pacamara

Processing: Fully Washed

Altitude: 1500 - 2000 masl


Candelaria is located inside the renowned Huehuetenango region, and we have had a close relationship with the community in this region for several decades. The rst project we developed together was a road to Agua Blanca in the 1970s. Since then, community projects have included school infrastructure improvements and annual health exams, in addition to technical assistance to help producers improve their quality, resource management and productivity.

Three farms primarily participated in this lot: Finca Joya Grande, Finca Colomba and Finca la Maravilla. On Finca la Maravilla, all weed control is done by hand, without herbicides, to minimize environmental impact. Fertilizers are applied only twice a year to the soil and leaves, and the farm also uses organic fertilizers such as chicken manure and decomposed coffee pulp. The farm’s water comes from a natural spring on the property, and it is disposed of through special sediment tanks after use. The farm has participated many times in the Cup of Excellence, where its coffee has ranked in the top 10.

Finca Joya Grande, established in 1976, works under a strict shade- grown policy, and its forest conservation areas provide shelter to many native species. Here, all water springs inside the farm are protected with vegetation to preserve the area and avoid contamination, and coffee pulp from the wet-mill process is used as organic fertilizer. The owner donates potable water from the farm’s main spring to 25 families in the neighboring village.


Producers take careful steps to pick only ripe and uniform cherries, in conjunction with good wet-milling practices. Most of the coffee is sun dried, which contributes to an even, green-bluish bean color. Coffee is selectively handpicked, de-pulped, naturally fermented, washed and sun dried on concrete patios.

We roast for online orders weekly, as it’s important to us to get you the freshest coffee possible! All orders placed before 12pm EST on Tuesday will ship on Thursday. Orders placed after 12pm on Tuesday will be shipped by Thursday of the following week. All orders shipped USPS Priority Mail.

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