Tidal Blend | Guatemala & Myanmar
Blend Origins: Guatemala and Myanmar
We've found the perfect coffee from Guatemala grown by a youth coalition to pair with our Myanmar. The flavors are amazing. And so are the stories of the farmers.
Tidal Blend is bold and so smooth you just can't stop drinking it.
It's balanced and ready for espresso with hints of caramel and orange-zest.
About Our Organic Guatemala Coffee
- Growers: 70 youth associated with Asociación Barillense de Agricultores (ASOBAGRI)
- Region: Santa Cruz Barillas, Huehuetenango, Guatemala
- Elevation: 1100-1650 masl
- Variety: Bourbon, Caturra, Sarchimor, Anacafe, and Villalobos
- Soil: Volcanic loam
Process: Fully washed and dried on patios and raised beds
- Harvest: December - May
- Certification: Fair Trade (FT FLO/USA) | Organic
Convincing the sons and daughters of coffee producers to follow their parents into the family’s business is a tough sell. Young people have seen their parents suffer and sacrifice without getting ahead. On the other hand, many of these same young people don’t want to leave their communities, but they have very few opportunities beyond coffee at home.
Asociación Barillense de Agricultores (ASOBAGRI), a well established cooperative in Santa Cruz Barillas with 1,400 members has decided to tackle the problem. ASOBAGRI is promoting the next generation of producers who grew up in this spectacularly rugged and isolated corner of Guatemala. These young people recognize that they live in a cultural oasis and they are keen on preserving their indigenous heritage, distinct clothing, and language.
But they are also keen on showing the world that they are talented coffee growers and more. ASOBAGRI has taken the coffee produced by this youth movement to create a lot called Los Jovenes. Profits from the sale of Los Jovenes is reinvested into youth projects designed to support innovation and diversification for the next generation. The ASOBAGRI youth movement has been focused on improving coffee seed banks, investigating new organic technology for biofertilization, and developing barista, cupping and business skills through the Café Armonía program.
About Our Organic Coffee From Myanmar
- Region: Myanmar’s Magway state, bordering Rakhine State
- Producer: Bright Lantern Coffee Company
- Farming Community: Acho Chin People
- Direct Trade from farmer to us! No intermediary.
- Variety: Arabica
- Elevation: Over 1,200masl
- Process: Natural
- Harvest: 2023