Fito Valenzuela – Mataquescuintla Proyecto

Fito Valenzuela – Mataquescuintla Proyecto
When you buy coffee from Mataquescuintla in Guatemala, you support a community of peaceful resistance to the Canadian-owned silver mine located in San Rafael Las Flores. 
Resistance in defense of the indigenous rights of the Xinka people to avoid discrimination, criminalization, persecution, imprisonment, and the most violent occurring recently personal attacks. After years of brilliant work by Bows from Victoria, Amnesty International of Canada finally recognized and supported the resistance.
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This particular lot comes from Fito Valenzuela, who owns and manages Finca Buena Vista, alongside his son, Franklin Valenzuela. The farm located between 1750-1900masl in the Mataquescuintla community of Sansupo grows a mixed variety of predominantly Pache San Ramon and a small amount of Caturra. The coffee is wet-milled at the local beneficio called Concepcion and dried on raised beds at Fito's house.


cup tasting notes.

red apple | marzipan | mandarin

cup profile.

A classic full bodied San Ramon variety from Guatemala with notes reminding us of red apple skin, marzipan and candied orange. Sweet, balanced and coating with brown sugar sweetness and chocolate milk in the aftertaste. 


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