Onyx: Guatemala Blend

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Description

Origin Laguna de Ayarza/San Marcos/Santa Rosa/Nuevo Oriente/Fraijanes, Guatemala
Producers Cooperativa El Porvenir, Jovita Castillo, Rita Cohen, Sofia Plocharski
Proc. Method

Natural + Washed

Elevation 1400-1800 masl
Varietal Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai, Yellow Catuai
Roast Level Medium-Light
Notes German Chocolate Cake, Plum, Milk Tea

 

About the Coffee

We have been working with Onyx Coffee for 3 years and counting, working on establishing long-term relationships with the producers of Guatemala. Each year, we are blown away by the coffees that come through Lab 414, Onyx Coffee's Tasting and Quality Control Center, and want to continue to highlight the hard work of the farmers. While we can't bring in every amazing coffee we taste, we combined 2 of the coffees that we picked up to give everyone an idea of what the regions and country of Guatemala have to offer! Made up of ELLA: Women Owned Farms Washed and El Porvenir Ayarza Natural, Onyx represents everything we love about this Origin and our partners! 

Check out the El Porvenir Ayarza Natural and ELLA: Women Owned Farms Washed and all of our other Onyx Coffee Offerings this year! 

 

C-Market Value: $1.49 / lb

Fair Trade Minimum: $1.60 / lb

We paid: $4.78 ($4.57 / lb + $0.21 / lb shipping)

(El Porvenir Ayarza Natural: $4.78 / lb + $0.21 / lb shipping)

(ELLA: Women Owned Farms Washed: $4.36 / lb + $0.21 / lb shipping)

 

About the ELLA Program

Whether it be picking coffee cherries or exporting bags of green coffee, Women make up most of the labor force in Guatemala. Across the world, women in coffee disproportionately own fewer assets and land, despite 70% of farm work being performed by women. Onyx Coffee saw an opportunity to highlight the stories of the powerful women producers in Guatemala, providing market access with roasters and uplifting diversity in their sourcing. The ELLA Program is curated by women producers during the onboarding with Onyx Coffee in order to begin investing in long-term partnerships, empowering women producers in the area. 

This year, the ELLA Program was contributed to by Jovita Castillo of the Finca La Joya Grande, Rita Cohen of the Finca Santa Rita, and Rita Cohen of the Finca Santa Rita!

 

About Cooperativa El Porvenir
This is the third year we have purchased from the incredible Cooperative, El Porvenir! Made up of 9 families with a combined 28 farms, the members of Cooperativa El Porvenir are meticulous and discerning when picking which coffee cherries end up getting selected to ensure cup quality and to uphold the distinct characteristics of their profiles. Located in the surrounding areas of Laguna de Ayarza, the producers have masterfully grown coffees that are just as beautiful as the area!

 

About Onyx Coffee

In 2020, Sirius Coffee Roasters was in search of creating strong connections with producers in Guatemala, a country of origin with coffees that had quickly become staff favorites. It was at this same time that we met Julio with Onyx Coffee and we have been working together ever since! 

Edwin Martinez, CEO & Owner of Onyx Coffee, is a Third-Generation Coffee Producer whose Grandfather started a coffee farm in 1957. Martinez and Onyx work incredibly hard to build relationships with the farmers of Guatemala and roasters around the world in order to become a trusted source of Guatemalan coffees. As a coffee producer himself, Martinez knows the challenges farmers face in the industry and stresses the importance of ensuring farmers receive the support they need to thrive economically, socially, and environmentally in the long term. 

Sirius Coffee Roasters and Onyx have been growing together for the last 3 years and counting, with Guatemala becoming a staple origin for our Switchback and Pressure Drop blends to ensure we can continue to make an impact for the farmers throughout the year! By working together, we hope to expand our direct relationships in Guatemala over the next few years! We think Onyx Coffee is an incredible importer and are proud to work with them! 

  

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