This Coffee Kids Huehuetenango comes specifically from two producer associations, Civil Comercializadora Maya Alternativa (COMAL) and Unión Pequeños Productores (UPC). Both are committed to increasing the participation of youth within their organizations.
Last fall, Coffee Kids began training these young people in different ways to process coffee, including honey and natural processing techniques (as seen above). The youth are also learning about climate adaptation, from setting up demonstration plots to test and evaluate different practices, to building irrigation systems for better water management (also pictured above).
COMAL incorporates a youth group of 35 young coffee producers (20 women and 15 men) and UPC includes 15 (2 women and 13 men).
- Origin: Guatemala
- Region: Huehuetenango
- Variety: Catuai, Bourbon, Pache, Catimor
- Elevation: 1400-1800 masl
- Process: Fully washed
- Notes: Cherry, lemon, blueberry, strawberry, red fruit, chocolate