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APICUC

GUATEMALA, Central America

  • TASTING NOTES: Milk chocolate apricot, plum, honey sweet, silky and round

PRODUCER: Various Smallholders

TOWN: Union Cantinil 

DEPARTMENT: Huehuetenango


ALTITUDE: 1300 - 2000 M.A.S.L.

LATITUDE: 15° 59'N

VARIETY: Bourbon

PROCESS: Washed

THE STORY

APICUC (Asociacion de Apicultores y Cafifultores de Union Cantinil) is a non-profit cooperative consisting of 100 coffee farmers and beekeepers in Union Canitinil, Huehuetenango Guatemala. The group’s focus is on improving the quality of life for its members through the production of quality coffee. The maintenance of bee colonies increases coffee yields, gives producers an additional source of income and benefits local flora. The cooperative also supports community development projects, empowers members by providing modern coffee production tools and techniques and supports gender equity.

APICUC members grow Bourbon coffee on small plots of land around Union Cantinil. Ripe coffee cherries are depulped of fruit, washed with clean water and dried on patios. A wide range of flavors- caramel, apple, cherry and baking spices- come together, offering a delicious example of the classic Huehuetenango profile.
Please enjoy APICUC!