Producer Profile: ACMI

Name of Farm
Arabica Variety
Type of Processing/Milling
ACMI (Asociación de Caficultores Miguelenses) Guatemala San Marcos Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai Fully washed and Sun Dried
Other Cupping  Notes
Red Fruit, Caramel, Intense Fruity, Sugar Cane, Caramel Creamy Bright, Malic, Juicy Balanced coffee, with a prolonged aftertaste

Ashley Prentice - QualityControlCuppingThis great coffee is produced by a small producer asociation, Asociation of Caficultores Miguelenses (ACMI). Legally formalized in 2010, ACMI is comprised of 470 small coffee growers spread around 17 neighboring communities in the region of San Marcos. With great conditions to grow excellent coffee, between 1550 and 2100 meters above sea level, the association focuses on empowering it´s members and developing their community. The Association is part of the Rural Value Chains Project, where all members have received technical assistance and capacitation to improve their quality and productivity while applying best practices. Individually, each producer harvests only the ripest cherries, and then carefully washes them into parchment in an artisanal way. This is later consolidated as a group in order to segment and commercialize it according to quality. The coffee plantation of each individual producer forms part of an agroforestry system with various different microclimates, which supports the natural ecosystem and biodiversity of the area and provides great tasting coffee.

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