Family-Run Farms Cubulco is a region in the center of Guatemala that's home to a large indigenous population that descends from the Achi ethnic group. Smallholder coffee farmers tend to coffee at altitudes of 1,600 to 1,900 meters ASL in Cubulco. Coffees with floral aromas, strong body and great acidity are hallmarks of the region. Download Fact Sheet
At the end of the 20th century, Guatemala experienced a 36-year guerrilla war which led to the death of over 100,000 citizens and created over a million refugees. Today, high in the mountains outside of Cubulco, coffee farmers who grew up surrounded by the conflict are working to bring change and pride to people in this recovering region.
Sacred Land Producers in Cubulco are smallholders from the Achi ethnic group, who consider the local land to be sacred. Coffee is planted on the steep slopes of the Chuacus mountain range at altitudes of 1,600 to 1,900 meters ASL. The weather is temperate to cold at these altitudes, and rainfall is plentiful, allowing for slow maturation of cherries.
New Region, New Opportunities Cubulco is a newer coffee-producing region. Farmers in the area used to plant corn and beans, but slowly started to search for products that could help them earn a better income for their families. Producers plant their trees in small plots, and most of the farm work is done by family members.
Fully Washed at Small Mills Coffee is hand picked in Cubulco, and only the ripest cherries are harvested. Once the cherries are gathered, they are transported to small mills, where they are depulped, naturally fermented and fully washed. Coffee is then sun dried before packing.

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Farm Assistance
Cubulco is a newer coffee growing region, and is located in an area that wasn't previously known for coffee production. But once we discovered the incredible beans growers were producing, we quickly invested in the area. We've already established a Farmer Support Organization (FSO) in the region to support producers as they improve their productivity, quality and resource management.
The Flying Pole
Cubulco has rich cultural traditions. For example, the flying pole is a very ancient dance in which two dancers climb up a very tall pole and then pirouette down on ropes. This dance represents the Popol Vuh story of Hunapu and Ixbalanque—two brothers who were going to be murdered by their other two brothers. When the two brothers were not able to murder them, the gods turned them into monkeys.
GO Cubulco Sweet, brown sugar and caramel with subtle dried fruit and chocolate notes.
  • Flavor Mango, toffee, almond butter
  • Body Delicate
  • Acidity Balanced
  • 1 - Fragrance/Aroma
  • 2 - Flavor
  • 3 - Acidity
  • 4 - Balance
  • 5 - Body
  • 6 - Aftertaste
  • 7 - Overall
  • Cupping Score: 84.75
  • Quality: SHB – Fancy Prep
  • Producer: 93 producers, 3-4h per producer
  • Variety: Catuai, Caturra, Pache, Bourbon, Sarchimor
  • Processing: Fully washed, naturally fermented, sun dried
  • Altitude: 1,600 to 1,800 meters ASL
  • Harvest: December to March
  • Packing: 65lb box  What’s this?
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