Flavor profile: Bittersweet Chocolate, Berry, Roasted Almond.
About the Coffee
In Guatemala, gender equality remains a challenge, and coffee has long been a male-dominated industry. These factors have made it incredibly difficult for women to compete and thrive in the coffee world. That's why we are thrilled to offer La Morena as a platform to showcase the work of women farmers across Guatemala.
Genuine Origin started the La Morena program in 2016 with Volcafe Guatemala, its sister company in Guatemala. The first lot featured coffee from four producers in 32 boxes (roughly - 2,000 lbs). Several years later, we are proud to be importing container loads of La Morena and expanding the program to other regions.
Guatemala owes its distinctive, mountainous topography, lush rain forests, biodiversity and its coffee to massive volcanic activity. Volcanic peaks and mountains roll across the country and carve out Guatemala’s unique coffee growing regions. The mountain ranges help to create the country’s unique micro-climates. Together with the rich soil left behind in the wake of immense volcanic activity, Guatemala has the ideal conditions for coffee production.