Certified fair trade, organic, and carbon-free coffee. Roasting eco-friendly coffee for 15 years, Grounds for Change offsets carbon emissions from crop to cup and gives back to the planet with every purchase.
This fair trade organic Guatemalan coffee is grown in the Sierra de los Cuchumatanes, the highest mountain range in Central America, located in a part of the Huehuetenango region that enjoys the rich volcanic soil necessary for premium organic coffee cultivation. It is a delightfully structured coffee that is sweet and well-balanced with a sparkling brightness, resonant finish and distinctive notes of maple syrup and soft mocha.
The cooperative Coordinadora de Organizaciones de Desarrollo de Concepcion Huista (better known as CODECH) has nearly 500 members and produces some of the finest fair trade organic coffees in all of Guatemala. Varieties grown include Caturra, Bourbon, Catuai and Pache which are washed and sun-dried by the individual producers.
CODECH initiated a micro-lot program in 2012 and each spring they hold an internal cupping competition to focus on continuous quality improvement by their members. This year, we were able to obtain a specific micro-lot of very high scoring coffee produced by Juan Emilio Sanchez.
Notes of maple syrup and soft mocha