Founded in 1978, Nahual (Cooperativa de Servicios Varios Nahual) is a cooperative of 126 farmers in Guatemala. Formed to provide producers with higher wages by connecting them with overseas buyers, Nahual, hoped to invest these monies in their cooperative to improve coffee quality and strengthen their community and environment. Since becoming Fair Trade certified with the Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO) in 2001, producer sales have risen. Increased Fair Trade prices will enable the cooperative to support a scholarship program for cooperative members children, and initiate a reforestation project in the Ixtacapa River area within the next year.
Format: Whole bean green / unroasted coffee, 1lb (454g)
Cup Characteristics: Mild to medium body, good acidity, with rich taste of cocoa and spices
Certifications: Cafe Femenino, Fair Trade Certified, Organic
Varieties: Catua, Bourbon, Caturra, Arabica
Elevation: 1,200 - 1,500 m
Processing: Wet processing and sun drying