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About this project

Location is everything. 

Deep in the heart of Guatemala’s Cloud Forest Climate on the side of an active volcano; basalt, iron, and volcanic ash create a fertile, nutrient-dense soil. This is where Volcán de Fuego coffee is grown, at an elevation of 6,000 feet. 

It’s strictly hard bean, 100% Arabica Antiquus brought in from Ethiopia and planted in 1895 by the Spaniards.

A true volcanic, single estate, micro-lot AAA grade coffee, Volcán de Fuego is processed in a plant that is completely powered by water for a zero carbon footprint.

Volcán de Fuego farmers cherish this land and understand they are simply looking after it for the next generation, handpicking only the best quality, ripest, most nutrient-dense cherries. They pass their time-honored skills from father to son. Never planting in rows. And never using pesticides.

 

It takes just a few minutes to brew the perfect cup of Volcán de Fuego. A cup 300 days in the making.   

 

The Volcán de Fuego cooperative is wholly owned by the farmers who grow, pick, and process the coffee. There are no middle men. No coyotes. No large-scale distributors profiting off the backs of those who labor. You can taste the pride and respect for the earth each farmer pours into each bean as he works to provide you with the perfect cup, while providing a reasonable living for his family.

 

Volcán de Fuego is not a single-origin coffee. It is a single finca (estate) premium quality AAA coffee grown on a two-square mile area on the side of one of the world's most active volcanoes: Volcán de Fuego.   

Every batch is unique and is never blended. Batch 16 was exceptional and sold out within just a few weeks. This year’s crop, Batch 17 is ripening now. The harvest looks extremely promising with gorgeous color and moisture content. We will begin picking cherries late August. 

We will then carefully process the beans using a wet fermentation, and strictly sun-dried method that is time tested. Finally, we will roast small batches monthly and ship them to select customers worldwide, beginning in October 2017. 
 

Each year, we have more buyers than coffee. That means Batch 17 of Volcán de Fuego will sell out. Back this Kickstarter campaign to help us stabilize income for our farmers as they bring you the finest true volcanic coffee anywhere in the world. 

 

Tim and Stephen met when Stephen and his daughter Taylor went down to Guatemala on a mission trip. Taylor created the JavaSweater program. Tim has coordinated that program to this day, lifting an entire Mayan village out of poverty.  

Then Tim discovered Volcán de Fuego coffee and introduced Stephen to the stuff. He was hooked.  

Aubrey and Stephen met and wrote Aubrey's book: Baseball Junkie. As you probably know, writing a book involves a little bit of writing, some sitting in front of a computer, and a LOT of coffee drinking. Needless to say, Aubrey is ruined now. He cannot drink anything but Volcán de Fuego. One sip, and you will understand.

Thanks for your Support!
Stephen, Tim and Aubrey

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Volcán de Fuego farmers have been producing the finest true volcanic coffee anywhere in the world for over a hundred years.

We feel confident we can ship everyone that backs this project some of the best coffee they have ever had in a timely fashion, but if we can't, we will make it right!

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