Huehuetenango (often called ‘Huehue’) is located in the west of Guatemala, on the border with Mexico, and trade across the border thrives. Huehuetenango was the ancient center of the Mam people, and their capital Zaculeu is preserved in the city; Popti speakers can also be found here. After defeating the Mam at Zaculeu, Spanish invaders forced many indigenous people to work in mines and on plantations in this region.
Sourced for us by one of Guatemala’s most specialised coffee hunters, this coffee comes in under the category of ‘super fairly traded’ having been bought directly from the farmer at a price premium to suit it’s quality , then shipped directly to the UK with the bare minimum of middle-men. Just the way it should be!