El Sendero Cooperative provides coffee producers support and information around Concepcion Huista in Huehuetenango region. The cooperative was formed in 2016 and it has 196 coffee producing members, of which 62 are women and 134 are men. The cooperative focuses on gender equality among coffee producers and especially supports young coffee producers.
The coffee is pulped directly after harvest and being transported to wet mill in sealed plastic bags which sets of an anaerobic fermentation for about 36 hours. After the fermentation the coffee is washed and soaked in clean water for 4 to 6 hours before it is being dried out in the sun for 3 to 4 days while turning over the coffee every hour for evenly drying.
It is thanks to your taste for rare specialty coffee that these farmers can make a significant increase on their ordinary earnings, which enables them to develop their land further.