The Palacios family has been growing and harvesting coffee in Guatemala for three generations. Our shade-grown Cafe Palmira comes from the northwestern highlands of Huehuetenango, an area known for producing some of the world's finest Arabica coffee beans, located at 5,900 feet above sea level.
We hand-picking our cherries, which is the common name of the fruit, every year from January through March. After harvesting they go through a wet process to remove the pulp and extract the beans. The coffee beans are then dried in the sun.
After the beans are dry they go through a process to ensure the highest quality of beans. When this process is done, they are bagged, stalked in pallets and prepared for shipping to the United States.
After the green beans arrive in Minnesota, our great roasters locally do the final job roasting and bagging the coffee beans in Medium Vienna (fine, intense acidity with full body and pleasant aroma) or Dark French (Bold, smooth and well balanced)
A very special and human-intensive process that brings a wonderful cup of coffee to your table.
Cafe Palmira's warm, rich flavor is even more satisfying and your purchase directly helps coffee growers earn fair wages and maintain a more sustainable way of life.