Individual Farmer Microlot: Union Cantinil, Huehuetenango Region, Guatemala
JUAN GONZALO SALAZAR
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.