Guatemala Todos Santos Filter

Guatemala Todos Santos Filter

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Washed – Red Bourbon, Caturra – Aldea Tuiboch, Huehuetenango

 

The town of Todos Santos is located at 2,400m above sea level. From the town of Todos Santos another stretch of dirt roads need to be crossed before getting to the village of Tuiboch, where the coffee is grown. The Cooperative started working in 1995 with small producers and was formed by 10 people, which has grown to 55 producers mainly of the Mayan Mam ethnic group.

The co-op have created a porject that consists of each single plant being accompanied by what is called "ecologic boxes". This is a one cubic meter hole made right next to each plan, which allow for foliage to be collected, water and moisture to be retained to prevent erosion in the mountain. Ultimately what this does is provide a safeguard for the plant during extended periods of heat and drought.

The Cooperative also funded the building of a health clinic located at the warehouse in Tuiboch. This clinic is not only to provide access to medical help for their members, but is also available to the local community.