Happy International Coffee Day. As a team full of coffee lovers, we are more than excited to be celebrating this international holiday alongside you. Our partners all over the world are working in regions where some of the most delicious coffee beans are produced. From the diverse range of climates and temperatures in Guatemala to the high altitude coffee bean farms on Mt. Kenya in Kenya, we are proud to celebrate the wide range of flavors and intensities of coffees in our partner’s countries.
Partner: The 410 Bridge
Guatemala is the 9th largest exporter of coffee in the world. Within this small country about the size of Ohio, coffee makes up about 90% of the country’s exports. Because of the diverse range of climates and landscapes in Guatemala, there are eight distinct growing regions and over 125,000 producers of coffee. Because of the wide variety of areas, Guatemala produces some of the most sought out coffee globally and has ever-growing popularity in the US. With the wide variety of growing regions, each region creates its unique flavoring; however, overall Guatemalan coffee characteristics consist of light acidity, floral and bold coffee flavors.
Partner: HOI Inc
Honduras is the 5th largest coffee exporter globally, and over 100,000 families are involved in the production of coffee. Copan, Agalta, El Paraiso, Montelcillos, Opalaca, and Comayagua produce the most coffee beans, and each part has its unique flavor based on climate and soil. Honduras’s coffee flavors range from darker and more caramel notes to lighter with hints of fruit and berries.
Partners: The 410 Bridge, Glory Outreach Assembly, Children’s Garden Home, Mully Children’s Family, Seeds of Hope Children’s Outreach, Heal Raising Our World Foundation Inc., Wiphan Care Ministries
Kenya’s famous Arabica coffee is grown in the high altitudes of Mt. Kenya. Because of the high altitudes, the coffee beans grow slowly, thus allowing time to mature and develop delicious flavor. The flavor of Kenya’s coffee is typically bold, a savory-sweet nuance that experts often describe as wine-like acidity. Traditionally Kenyan coffee is brewed with the Kahawa Chungu method, which makes robust black coffee.
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