Juan Ana coffee is grown, processed, roasted, and packaged in San Lucas, Guatemala. This Direct Trade Model ensures that the largest financial benefit of selling coffee goes to the grower, not the processor.
The coffee program seeks to provide the highest rate of return for coffee growers, regardless of the current market prices. In turn, these growers provide the program with their highest quality coffee.
The growers we buy from grow their coffee under a full shade canopy at an ideal altitude (between 5,200 and 6,000 feet) in rich volcanic ash soil. The coffee harvest takes place between November and February.
During coffee harvest, entire families work together, picking coffee by hand, and on a good day, one person might pick as much as 100 pounds of coffee. Families then bring their best coffee to the Mission to sell. The coffee is immediately washed and processed and dried in the sun until it can be packaged and roasted for shipping to the United States.
Coffee is available for purchase online. To avoid paying shipping costs, coffee may be purchased and picked up directly at:
- Chuck Spaeth Ford at 1224 N Broadway St. New Ulm, MN 56073 (507-354-3673)
- Chuck Spaeth Ford at 900 3rd Ave SW, Sleepy Eye, MN 56085 (507-794-3673)
- Friends of San Lucas Office at 4651 Nicols Road, Eagan, MN 55122 (651-454-0981)
Please verify availability by calling beforehand.
It is the best coffee on the planet. Combine the great taste with the great cause, and it’s almost too good to be true!
For more information about coffee sales, contact Chuck Spaeth at 507-227-0451.