Our Featured Gourmet Organic Coffee
The Santiago Atitlan Estate sits on Lake Atitlan in the most picturesque area of Guatemala. It is surrounded by mountains and three volcanoes. You will delight in a more complex acidity, medium to heavy body, and an enchanting aroma.
There are 300 farmers in the Atitlan area that have been certified as organic. Guatemalan coffee is mainly harvested in the volcanic region where there is ample precipitation. There isn't a month when Atitlan has less than 50 mm of rain. Most of the coffee producers in this region use water from the lake for wet processing. Because the coffee is certified organic, no chemicals or pesticides are used. Furthermore, organic matter is frequently used as a fertilizer. The high altitude that this coffee is grown aids in the prevention of pests and disease. Drying of the coffee beans takes place almost entirely the way nature intended, in the sun.
The coffee farmers at Atitlan are growing their coffee while improving their relationship with the lakes natural resources. They ended the use of pesticides, augment the soil with leaves and compost, and avert soil erosion. Atitlan Coffee is grown under the shade of the trees, and even more trees have been planted since some of the area was deforested 25 years ago.
Atitlan is located within Guatemala's most biologically diverse region, yet only the tops of Atitlan's volcanoes have forest cover. Shade coffee is the closest thing to forest in many areas around the lake. Studies have shown that shade coffee farms can hold almost as much biodiversity as the nearby forests. The coffee forests at Atitlan cover more than half of the volcanoes.
Our organic and environmentally friendly produced Santiago Atitlan Coffee is one of the most distinctively flavored coffees in the world. This coffee is hard to surpass, so relish in its uniquely fine and pleasing taste. You be sure to take pleasure this indulgence while you support the organic lifestyle that so greatly benefits the farmers and their families..
The Neidhammer Select Natural (organic) Guatemala Fair Trade Coffee is available in whole beans and three different grinds: Drip-Grind, French-Press or Espresso-Grind. Each coffee is freshly roasted just for your order and packed in a 1-pound heat-sealed valve bag that will ensure the freshest coffee. read more...
Browse our selection of Organic Coffees. Anyone can sell organic coffee, but only Certified Organic Coffee Handlers and Processors can legally roast organic coffees in house. Our Coffee Supplier is a certified Organic Coffee Handler and Processor by the Georgia Crop Improvement Association Organic Certification Program (GCIAOCP) and they abide by the standards established by the National Organic Program. Why is this so important? If your source for organic coffee is not a legally certified handler, they are purchasing their beans pre-roasted and pre-packaged from another source, meaning they spent days maybe even weeks prepared before they were shipped out. We are dedicated to bringing you the freshest organic coffee available online. Our supplier buys the organic beans raw, roast and packages them, prior to shipping. As a matter of fact, the distance from where the raw beans are delivered, to where they are actually roasted, packaged is about 150 feet. Not from warehouse to warehouse via truck or snail mail.
We will be adding exciting new Gourmet Organic Coffees frequently, so come back soon!