GT-83-202012 • Past harvest

Joyabaj Wild Micro-lot

  • Conventional (no certification): $5.7321 USD / kgFOB

  • Origin: Guatemala
  • Variety: Caturra, Yellow Catuai, Bourbon
  • Process type: Fully washed
  • Algrano's cupping score (SCA): 84.25 points
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The coffee story

Joyabaj is a coffee-growing area still to be discovered by international buyers. Located in the Eastern part of El Quiché next to the borders with the departments of Baja Verapaz and Chimaltenango, Joyabaj is a small town surrounded by high peaks: Junajpu, Xiquilin, Potosi, Las Burras, Chichicaste and the Sierra de Chuacús.

The coffee from smallholders in this area is normally bought by intermediaries and transported to wet mills in Antigua. Then, it is blended and exported under this denomination despite the 80km distance between them. FECCEG invested in a wet mill in Joyabaj in order to create an identity for the local communities and to directly market the speciality coffees of the area, promoting the identity and culture of each community of producers. 

2020 was the first year of operation of the wet mill and the project was received with novelty and appreciation for the investment of this system of buying and processing coffee closer to communities that have not had the opportunity to learn about the coffee chain. The majority of local producers have only 2 hectares of land dedicated to coffee in the communities of Xeabaj and Joyabaj. 

This coffee is farmed organically without any chemical inputs and can be described as "wild" or "natural".

The process

The cherries are sorted and pulped by the farmers at the new Joyabaj wet mill and then sundried on patios. The coffee is then collected by FECCEG and dry milled at the cooperative's warehouse.
Produced & offered by FECCEG, Federación Comercializadora de Café Especial de Guatemala.
  • Guatemala
  • Cooperative
  • Bird Friendly, Rainforest Alliance, FairTrade, Organic
  • 11 sales on Algrano
  • 2 Average orders per roaster
  • 7 Roaster relationships
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En FECCEG somos 1350 socios y 350 socias de 6 departamentos en Guatemala. FECCEG da acompañamiento a procesos de organización comunitaria, fomenta procesos de equidad de género y promueve la agricultura orgánica y renovación de cafetales para que los asociados alcancen buen nivel de producción y calidad. Los socios están motivados a seguir manejando sus cafetales puesto que hemos pagado precios diferenciados comparados con los del mercado convencional. FECCEG dispone de un area de investigación agronómica para hacer pruebas de insumos orgánicos y validar técnicas con las que se alcancen mejores resultados en productividad y calidad. Disponemos de una planta de compost y entregamos a los asociados compost que mejoren la fertilidad de suelos y las cosechas de café. FECCEG fomenta la diversificación con cabras, frutas y hortalizas para que los asociados tengan alimentos orgánicos y otros productos a comercializar en mercado local. FECCEG tiene la marca KISHÉ para el mercado local.

  • Process type
    Fully washed
  • Altitude range
    1500m - 1700m
  • Harvest period
    December, 2020 - March, 2021
  • Average yearly production in bags

Coffee Quality Evaluation

Cupped: March, 2021
FECCEG, Federación Comercializadora de Café Especial de Guatemala.
Seller (Pending)
Cupped: N/A
SCA Score
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Key flavor notes
Fruity, Dark berries, Jammy
Seller (Pending)
Quality comment
Plum and molasses in the nose- notes of forest fruit in the cup, with citric- tartaric acidity, medium high, medium round body.
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Sensorial radar


Once the ordering period ends we will consolidate all coffees in a shared container. During transport, your coffee is fully insured. We will keep you informed about the shipment status.

Upon arrival of the coffee at the warehouse, you can choose between 2 delivery modes:

  • Doorstep delivery: We will take care of transport to your roastery. We will provide your coffee fully insured until it is ready for unloading from the truck at your roastery.
  • EXW (ex. warehouse) means that we will provide the coffee ready for pick-up at the terminal of the warehouse. You are responsible for organising transport and insurance from the warehouse to your roastery.

Currently, we can deliver coffee anywhere in Europe, except Hungary. For all European buyers, the coffee will be provided custom cleared in any case. Roasters in Switzerland choosing EXW will be responsible for customs clearance.

When calculating price, you can select your preferred currency: USD, CHF, EUR, or GBP.

2 payment methods are accepted on Algrano:

1. Buy now, pay later
Pay your coffee after its delivered in Europe. This option generates an additional fee, displayed in the shopping cart.

3. Pay 10 days after placing the order
We will send you a 10 day invoice straight after you placed your order.