Juliana Morales Vasquez & Glendy Ramírez are both located deep inside the Guatemalan mountains of Huehuetenango.


Situated deep in the jungle, they are producing a minimum amount of coffee a year just to cover their basic costs of living. They try to survive due to the lack of human pricing for coffee. 


This year, through Balam Coffee project, Escape was able to connect with the 2 women and purchase their bags of Red Bourbon hoping to develop a long-term relationship that will both assure a price for both parties and give them a chance to build a better life for their families.


Due to Covid 19 and to their location, deep in the Guatemalan jungle, we weren’t able to taste the coffees before moving forward with the purchase. We trusted our instinct and committed to their lots.


Our instinct was soon rewarded. The coffee we received from Glendy is one of the sweetest guatemalan red bourbon we tasted so far.  The coffee is crisp, clean, sweet with a concord grape finish. One of the great espresso/cortado we had from guatemala. 


What is Balam? 

Balam Coffee Project is seeking to revolutionize the coffee industry by exposing undiscovered producers providing for them better living conditions through economic justice.



Price paid to Juliana: 3.00$ usd/lbs

Price of importation : 0.60$ usd/lbs

Total price paid: 3.60$ usd/lbs

C-market at time of purchase: 1.10$ usd/lbs

Quantity purchased : 463lbs



  • - Type: Single origin

    - Notes: Glosettes, concord grapes

    - Country: Guatemala

    - Region: Huehuetenango

    - Producers: Glendy Ramírez

    - Process: Washed

    - Varieties: Red Bourbon

    - Altitude: 1650m

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