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OroVerde supports the cultivation of high quality coffee from local smallholder farmers in various regions of Guatemala. The coffee is traditionally shade-grown under timber and fruit trees in combination with a wide variety of other crops. This contributes to local food security and improves the livelihood of the smallholder families.

Furthermore, the cultivation of coffee in agroforestry systems is climatefriendly because of carbon storage and also provides important habitats for wildlife. The result is a high-quality coffee, with many positive effects for people and nature, which you can enjoy with a good feeling.


Within a collaboration project, funded by the European Union, the organisations ASOCUCH, APODIP and OroVerde are supporting co-operatives of small producers in the regions of  Sierra de los Cuchumatanes, Sierra de las Minas and Bocas del Polochic in Guatemala in business capacity building and the commercialization of the products. ASOCUCH and APODIP serve as umbrella organisations providing com-prehensive experience in the close collaboration with smallholders, while the Tropical Forest Foundation OroVerde provides expertise in sus-tainable cultivation and biodiversity conservation and also supports the establishment of international contacts for commercialzation.

Plant your own coffee tree

Plant your own little coffee tree and watch it grow! To find out how to take care of it best, read the following planting instruction below!

Where does the coffee come from? Who are the producers?

Coordinadora de Organizaciones de Concepcion Huista (CODECH)

CODECH produces some of the best Fairtrade (FLO) & organic coffees not just in the department of Huehuetenango but in all of Guatemala. CODECH, established in 1998, represents 325 producers, organized in the two base cooperatives – ADIPY and ADAT– whos members belong to the Mayan ethnicities Popti, Mam, and Q’anjob’al. CODECH supports the local smallholder farmers produce and market their coffee and works closely together with clients on quality control and traceability. The exceptional altitude of the coffee growing area allows for a unique quality of the coffee.

  • certification: Fairtrade (FLO), organic
  • varieties: Bourbon, Catimor, Catuai, Caturra, Pache (verde, rojo)
  • drying method: sun-dried
  • cultivation altitude: 1.350-2.192 m
  • cultivation area: 260 ha
  • members: 125 women, 200 men
  • harvest: 320 t/year

Flavour profile

The coffee is particularly well balanced and combines aromas of fine fruits- including the regional Huehue-blackberry- and flavourful chocolate, but can also appear delicate with elegant acidity and shades of drupes and citrus fruits.

contact:    Juan Domingo
                +502 31636067

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The following leaflet designed for the participation in the trade fair “Biofach” for organic products in Nuremberg, Germany, in February 2020 provides additional information on the products offered by the different cooperatives, including varieties, annual harvest and flavour profile, among others. (PDF | 3,7 MB)

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Photography copyrights: OroVerde/ Anna Hömberg (Header, Slider fruit), OroVerde/ Michael Metz (Slider butterfly).