Behind the coffee This coffee is one of few 'speciality coffee' that we have purchased. this coffee received a score of 84+ from the Speciality Coffee Association. We are really excited to have this on our listing, it truly is an exceptional coffee.
In the local Mame dialect, Muxbal means ‘place surrounded by clouds’, and was the name chosen for a most unique coffee farm. It stands proudly on the slopes of the active Tacana volcano on Guatemala’s northern border. The farm is managed by mother and son team Maeggi Rodriguez and Jorge Gallardo. It was purchased in 1959 by Maeggi’s father, Don Enrique, a man who was very much a pioneer of his time. He introduced three key principles that remain as important today as they were then: social responsibility, environmental sustainability and the production of very high quality coffee.
Perhaps the wonderfully complex quality of this coffee is due to an altitude of 1,600masl, or the rich and fertile volcanic soils, or the meticulous care and attention that Maeggi and Jorge take in all aspects of harvesting and processing.
There is also a well-equipped school, which is open throughout the harvest for the children of the coffee pickers. Great emphasis is placed on all of the social needs of the people who work the land at Muxbal.
Flavours and Characteristics Papaya notes with caramel sweetness and buttery body.