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Guatemala Marcelo Pablo Pablo

Guatemala Marcelo Pablo Pablo

Orange Cherry Caramel

Marcelo’s coffee has no tricks up its sleeve: no cutting edge processing techniques, no exotic varietals, just a careful hand in its cultivation. The cup profile is perfectly balanced, with its cherry and orange acidity perfectly offset by deep caramel and nougat richness. These exceptionally sweet and drinkable coffees from Huehuetenango have long been a staple in Elm’s coffee selections year after year, and regularly feature among our personal favorites, outweighing louder offerings from other origins.

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About This Coffee

Flavors: Orange, cherry, caramel
Sourced from: Huehuetenango, Guatemala
Elevation grown: 1850
Producers: Marcelo Pablo Pablo
Varietals: Caturra, Bourbon
Harvested: 2022
Process: Washed

Marcelo’s coffee goes through a standard washed processing protocol, where the cherry is picked at optimum ripeness, de-pulped, and finally fermented in water for 24 hours before washing and drying. While this coffee is not organic certified, Marcelo and his fellow cooperative members have almost completely expunged the use of synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides and fungicides. His cooperative produces a fermented fertilizer from the local Horsetail plant, mixed with coffee pulp, manure, and leaf litter that returns much needed microorganisms and nutrients to the soil.

Huehuetenango, Guatemala

Marcelo is a member of the ASODIETT cooperative, located in the township of Mash, in the Todos Santos Cuchumatán municipality in the department of Huehuetenango. Much of the 30 families that make up the co-op are indigenous Mam Mayans who speak Spanish as a second language. We’ve been buying coffees from this cooperative for many years now and greatly admire the group’s strong sense of solidarity in improving all members’ quality of life through coffee production. Proceeds from coffee have allowed them to build a multi-story warehouse, allowing them to store coffee in stable, cool conditions. The warehouse also contains a community pharmacy, communal meeting hall, and even quarters for visitors.

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