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Marta Mejia Micro Lot

Guatemala

Marta Mejia Micro Lot

Flavors of strawberry, rose, and chocolate
Marta Mejia Lopez and her 5-hectare farm can be found in a village named La Cienega in San Pedro Necta. Here at 1650 meters above sea level, you'll find Marta and her family speaking Spanish and Mam (an ancient Mayan language) while hand-picking ripe cherries. This detailed work ensures that only the highest-quality sweetness and fruit flavors transfer over into the cup. Each day’s harvest is fermented overnight and washed three times to remove the mucilage (sticky pectin from the fruit) before being sun-dried on patios.

The coffees of San Pedro Necta in the Huehuetenango department of Guatemala are some of the best quality coffees in the world. We have been working for over a decade to improve the lives of farmers in this area with a goal of sourcing transparently traded coffees that meet the standards of Fair For All certification. As part of this effort, we built a network of individual farmers with Olam Specialty Coffee; Marta and her family are part of this network and her micro lot is our first ever single producer lot of this quality to come from Huehuetenango!
Fair For All is our green coffee sourcing program. We ensure everyone involved in our supply chain is guaranteed a sustainable wage and safe working conditions. We cupped this coffee at an 87.5 and paid $2.70 Farm Gate and $3.40 FOB per LB. When we purchase this coffee the C Market was just above $1.00 per LB and Fair Trade was at $1.20.