Guatemala El Quiché - Chuaquenúm - Joyabaj, Natural FTO

Impressions: Fruit. Sweet. Nut.

Fragrance: Floral. Fruit. Vanilla. Aroma: Wine. Honey. Cherry Taste: Caramel. Orange. Lemon Tea Acidity: Medium High - Orange Sweetness: High - Honey Finish: Cherry. Nut. Pleasant.



  • Sweet
  • Fruit
  • Nut
  • Floral
  • Vanilla
  • Wine
  • Honey
  • Cherry
  • Caramel
  • Orange
  • Lemon Tea


Origin Data

Region: Joyabaj, Quiche

Producer: Small Holder Farms

Mill: Joyabaj Wet Mill

Process: Natural/Dry Processed

Process Description: Fermented 8hrs, dried on patios and raised beds

Elevation: 1600m - 1700m

Varieties: Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra


FECCEG has had associates in San Martin Jilotepeque since 2013 and since then has known the production area of 13 municipalities surrounding Joyabaj where the commercial tradition is mature for coffee. The initiative to implement a wet mill for the purchase and processing of ripe coffee was validated positively by the production of quality coffees. The Joyabaj Wet Mill is located in a central area of the mill and is accessible to the services necessary to operate. The first year of operation was in 2021 and it operated from January to April, processing 5,000 quintals of parchment coffee.

The harvesting, collection and selection of coffee beans are carried out by family members of each producer. Not all members of the communities have the means of transportation to transport their coffee, therefore there are people in charge of transporting the cherry coffee to the Joyabaj Wet Mill. In the Joyabaj Wet Mill the process begins with the washing of the cherry coffee, followed by a selection process that eliminates floating coffee beans. The next step is the fermentation of the coffee with the husk, which takes an average of 8 hours, followed by the transfer process to the drying patios or African beds. The drying process takes approximately 8 to 10 days. Manual movements are made so that the drying process is uniform and daily checks are made to ensure that the drying process is properly controlled.

Joyabaj, Quiche