Farm info

Ally’s Core Coffee from Guatemala is named for the country’s national tree, the Ceiba. In early Mayan and Mesoamerican cultures, the Ceiba symbolized the connection between land and sky. The Ceiba lot from Huehuetenango is a community coffee, investing in sustainable sourcing to benefit a large group of producers.The cup profile boasts a rich floral and berry aroma and is full of chocolate, lemon, and raspberry, with a creamy body thanks to the specific Huehuetenango terroir.

Our sourcing partner for Ceiba, Unitrade Coffee, maintains a close connection with producers and is active in improving regional coffee infrastructure. After the leaf rust epidemic several years ago, Huehuetenango is still recovering, and Unitrade’s support of producers has been crucial to keeping family farms in operation.

Read more about our Core Coffee program.

Ceiba is sourced from the following regions in the Huehuetenango Department:

· San Antonio Huista:
Altitude: 1,500 a 1,800 msnm
Varieties: Bourbon, Caturra, Catimor, Sarchimor, Pache, Catuai

· Union Cantinil:
Altitude: 1,400 a 1700 msnm
Varieties: Typica, Bourbon, Caturra, Pache

· Jacaltenango:
Altitude: 1,600 a 1,800 msnm
Varieties: Caturra, Catuai, Bourbon, Catimor

· Cuilco:
Altitude: 1,100 a 1,500 msnm
Varieties: Bourbon, Typica, Caturra, Catimor, Sarchimor

· La Libertad:
Altitude: 1,300 a 1,600 msnm
Varieties: Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai, Pache San Ramon, Pacamara

· La Democracia:
Altitude: 1,300 a 1,700 msnm
Varieties: Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai, Pache San Ramon

· San Pedro Necta:
Altitude: 1,200 a 1,600 msnm
Varieties: Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai

Region

Huehuetenango

Huehuetenango is located in the Western highlands of Guatemala bordering Mexico. Thanks to the elevation and varied microclimates of this mountainous region, coffee from Huehuetenango is well known worldwide for its bright and crisp acidity.

Huehuetenango lies in the Los Cuchumatanes mountain range, the highest point of which is known as “La Torre,” which reaches almost 3,800 meters.