Lucia Pablo is a member of ASDELFLOR, a coffee farming association in Huehuetenango in Guatemala. Coffees from this region are often prized for their complexity and balance, though it’s quite remote and very rustic. ASDELFLOR works hard as an association to provide a community wet mill for the farmers, all of whom belong to the Mam Mayan community. The association has also been key in orchestrating better prices for coffee.
Originally, coffees from ASDELFLOR were bulked and sold to a much larger Co-Op who paid market rate, however, as the commodity market dipped below the cost of production, the community banded together and held out looking for better paying markets, like our import partners at Shared Source, who have helped these amazing coffees find great homes.
This is our fourth year featuring coffees from the ASDELFLOR co-op, and our second farmer microlot feature from the co-op. Lucia Pablo has faced a long and difficult life, but has become a seasoned coffee producer in order to give her sons opportunities she never had.
Her farm only produces a small amount of coffee, but through Ruby’s relationship with Shared Source importers, we’ve been able to feature individual releases from excellent farmers, featuring their hard work and able to pay high premiums for it. We love the way this coffee develops a buttery body with slightly drawn out development times in the roaster.