Tragedy strikes a family farm in Belize!! We had made a significant order of coffee from a family high in the Maya Mountains of Belize, a possible generational changing partnership that can expand to include many from the region. But, the day before our delivery was scheduled, a sudden thunderstorm soaked their coffee beans-it was ruined! We have committed to the farmers to join them in finding a way to prevent this from happening in the future and we will be getting a small shipment from them later this year, hopefully it will be enough to help hold them over until the 2019 harvest. Keep watching for the introduction of the Maya Mountain Coffee and Spice Company "K'iche' blend"
Yes, we are working on many fronts to bring you the best and most diverse coffee available from Belize, but for now, we would like to offer our unique, high elevation, single source, sun dried, specially processed Bellizean coffee.
Our Coffee is different...
Our team of farmers selects and harvests only the red ripe cherries of the coffee plant, this requires nearly daily harvests. Most coffees are harvested bi-weekly while the nearly ripe and over ripe are harvested together. After the harvest, our ripe coffee cherries are taken to our processor who sun dries the entire cherry for up to 4 weeks. This gives you an intense bold coffee flavor even with a light roast--and the coffee finishes with a pleasing slightly fruity flavor.
Most coffees are processed so that the cherries are removed immediately and then the bean (seed) is sun dried. This is quicker, less expensive, less labor intensive, and it goes without saying that the quality and flavor are lacking as well!
This is a single source, sun dried, from the highest mountains in Belize coffee that supports both the growers and the processors family!
We are in the beginning phases of a partnership with the ya'axche conservation trust as they introduce coffee planting to many small communities throughout Belize. There are 10's of thousands of coffee plants going in the ground as part of this program and many should begin to yield a crop in 2019! Keep watching for details...