Roaster Tasting Notes:
From the Lake Atitlan region, the AAPOSA Co-op we work with uses the premiums we pay to improve their quality and continue their native, Mayan lifestyle. Throughout the Lake Atitlan area one is taken aback by the beauty of both the natural surroundings - the Lake and pristine rainforest growing conditions, but also the people. The men and women wear traditional Mayan clothing whose colors add to the festive nature of the coffee and the area. Jim has visited this area twice; in 2002 and 2007. In 2007, Jim's Organic Coffee opened a library in the Tzanchaj area; just at the foot of where the coffee is picked. An interesting story is that some of the hillsides are so steep here, the pickers literally "tie in" in order to get purchase for picking. The area and story come through splendidly in the cup.