This Unión Cantinil Regional Selection is comprised of deliveries from more than 20 producers in the region. Each small lot in has been individually analyzed for quality before making its way into this dynamic blend.
Cantinil is derived from the term Cantigil meaning "venomous snake."
One Coffee Guatemala
One Coffee Guatemala was founded by Jorge de Leon, Jr., Diego (DJ) Kim, and Jorge's family. Jorge and family have a long history in coffee quality; his father and siblings all work as cuppers, roasters, and quality specialists. DJ began as a barista and roaster in South Korea before moving to Central America to work in coffee, eventually making his home in Guatemala. Both DJ and Jorge & family operate their own specialty coffee shops and roasteries in Guatemala, as well as source and develop long-term relationships with producers all around the country.
Through One Coffee Guatemala, they offer producer support and market access to smaller, less visible communities, and they oversee the dry milling, preparation, and exportation of their coffees.
Milk Chocolate, Peach, Red Wine
Unlike almost all other coffee-growing regions of Guatemala, in Huehuetenango, almost all producers have their own wet mill for processing. Fermentation times range between 48-56 hours with cold water and the coffee is then washed with clean water. Finally, it is patio-dried for approximately 10 days in the sun.
Unión Cantinil, Huehuetenango, Guatemala
Huehuetenango, a department located in Guatemala's western highlands, is the highest region in the country, with coffee-producing elevations ranging from 1,600 to 2,100 m.a.s.l. It is one of the three non-volcanic regions of Guatemala; its clay soils and constant rains make this region a coffee paradise. Huehuetenango shares a border with the Mexican state of Chiapas.
Photos and Information Courtesy of One Coffee Guatemala