Blog — Guatemala Coffee
Our 2023 Transparency Report Is Here
What is it that makes specialty coffee so, well, magical? For us at Olympia Coffee, it’s the people. The farmers and importers, roasters and production experts, baristas and cafe regulars — and so many others that support and shape us. It’s because of these people, living in diverse, vibrant communities across the globe, that we’ve grown our company around a core mission to work toward a coffee industry that’s equitable, ethical, and sustainable from seed to cup. So that everyone whose hands and hearts go into making this delicious, carefully crafted coffee can enjoy a better quality of life. That’s...
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Guatemala El Socorro Maracaturra Sourcing Notes
For the last five years we have been working with producer Juan Diego De La Cerda at the farm El Socorro Y Annexo's in Palencia Guatemala. I first met Juan Diego in 2011 while I was on the juror for the Guatemala Cup of Excellence, that year his Maracaturra varietal would go on to win 2nd Place in the Competition. The Maracaturra a hybrid cross of varietals Maragogype and Caturra, it's a rare and very special varietal that truly dominates the character and flavor found in this coffee. We have also seen that the soil found a El Socorro combined...
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