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 coffee 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 Juliana is simply beautiful and now one of the best coffee we have on our menu. It’s a fruit bomb, with a sweet body and a silky finish. We will never have enough of this one.
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: 3.20$ usd/lbs
Price of importation : 0.60$ usd/lbs
Total price paid: 3.80$ usd/lbs
C-market at time of purchase: 1.10$ usd/lbs
Quantity purchased : 463lbs
- Type: Single origin
- Notes: Blueberry and strawberry pie
- Country: Guatemala
- Region: Huehuetenango
- Producers: Juliana Morales Vasquez
- Process: Washed
- Varieties: Red Bourbon
- Altitude: 1900m