Bienvenidos, Concepción Huista
We have a long history of working in Huehuetenango, Guatemala, through our excellent relationship with the Recinos family of Finca Nueva Armenia. So, when an importer shared with us a coffee from a cooperative of small organic farmers in Huehuetenango in 2010, we were intrigued. Kim and Jeff, from our coffee and roasting departments, respectively, planned a side trip after a visit to Nueva Armenia to begin establishing a relationship with the cooperative, called Coordinadora de Organizaciones de Desarrollo de Concepción Huista (CODECH).
We introduced the coffee as a special selection in 2011, and, last year, took another step by embracing Concepción Huista officially into our lineup of perennial coffees, complete with its own label and icon. We look forward to a long, flourishing relationship with CODECH and to continuing to roast delicious coffees like this one.
This year's harvest of Concepción Huista is delicious, fragrant, sweet coffee graced by a variety of fruit aromas, and a beautiful example of what great small farmers can accomplish when they band together cooperatively.