Microlot Juan Salazar


Individual Farmer Microlot: Union Cantinil, Huehuetenango Region, Guatemala


Juan Gonzalo is a first generation coffee grower, and one of the pioneers in coffee production in his hometown Union Cantinil, Huehuetenango, Guatemala. He started growing coffee in 1978, just as coffee started to gain popularity in the region due to its profitability. Since then, he has held leadership positions in several coffee cooperatives and organizations, helping many other farmers in the region gain access to micro-credit, local export companies, and training to improve their agricultural practices.

Juan Gonzalo now produces some of the highest-quality coffee in Union Cantinil, and is a proud member of the Association of Coffee Farmers of Union Cantinil (ASOCUC).

Juan Gonzalo has dedicated himself to making a better life for his family, working tirelessly to ensure all five of his children received a quality education.

Cupping Notes: guava, bubblegum, brown sugar, and pomegranate.