Fresh Roasted Coffee Beans
- Name: AGAIG
- Origin: Guatemala
- Region: Antigua
- Altitude: 1200-2000
- Processing Method: Washed
- Drying Method: European Prep
About this Coffee:
Valley Coffee Roasters and Pete have been custom roasting for
As Green As It Gets for a few
years now. It just seemed funny for us to keep buying our Guatemalan coffee
from anyplace else. On August 11 2011 I called AGAIG and now we are buying our
Antigua direct from the growers! This is just one of a few coffees I hope to
buy direct like this. Remember Direct Trade is getting all of the money back
to the growers and IMHO is far better than any Fair Trade Certified coffee.
From As Green As It Gets Site
Our farmers are exporting 21 tons of coffee! This export represents
the combined efforts of over 300 people from 64 farming families. From humble
beginnings, we have grown from 800 lbs to 42.000 lbs a year, and we're still
growing!. Their capital investments continue to grow.
This certified scale weighs legal export weight.
This sewing machine seals each bag in seconds compared to the
twenty minutes it takes to sew a bag by hand.
Our farmers have their own export license, export plantation
code, FDA registration, tax-payer id number, certified receipts, a legal business
entity with board of directors, registered land titles, and a host of legal
paperwork to make them bonafide producers and exporters. Thats exciting, but
not as exciting as #24378.
This year, the farmers are exporting as Plantation #24378.
That number indicates that the government of Guatemala has
recognized them as legal, registered, independent producers and exporters of