Producer: Co-Op Agricola Integral Axola
Varietal: Bourbon, Caturra
Process: Fully Washed
Farm size: 79 Hectares
Located in the region of Huehuetenango, the Cooperativa Agricola Integral Axola R.L. was formed in 1993. Although the region has been known to produce coffee for over fifty years, the Cooperative was born of a desire to assist the local farmers improve their livelihoods through the production of quality coffee.
The group is made up of 51 women and 159 men make up the group, and farm on just 79 hectares of land.
The harvest usually occurs from December to April, and is all handpicked before being fully washed and sun dried. To support themselves throughout the year, the community also farms corn and beans. Funds generated though the Cooperative are used to repair common grounds such as the warehouse and mill.
About the People
The producers of the Axola Cooperative are the indigenous peoples of Mayan Popti ethnicity. In the local dialect, Axola means “Ruins surrounded by water”, in reference to the archaeological sites in the area.
- Espresso dose: 20 grams
- Extraction: 40 grams
- Time: 30 Seconds
- Temp: 93 degrees
- Filter Coffee-to-water ratio: 1:16 or 1:17