The National Coffee Association of Guatemala (Anacafé) and Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE) have come together to launch the third edition of “One of a Kind Guatemala” coffee auction. With the goal of expanding market access for producers, while showcasing Guatemala’s innovative nano and micro lots, the “One of a Kind” auction helps introduce unique and lesser-known quality producers to the world.

The dedication and experience of the producers who grow these coffees under shade, the hand picking of each coffee cherry at the exact point of maturity, microclimates, types of soil, altitudes in mountainous and volcanic areas, combine to produce one of the best coffees in the world, coffees from Guatemala.

The auction will be on August 03rd, 2023.




“We understood that one of the coffee consumption trends is aimed at nano and micro lots of unique coffees, which have differentiated processes in their development. So for this auction, we have identify as an innovation process all practice carried out after the collection of the fruit, ending with a washed parchment coffee, honey or dried cherry (natural), which is made intentionally in order to develop complex or exotic flavors and aromas in the cup, produced in a natural biochemical way”. Mentioned Ana Lucrecia Glaesel, Marketing Coordinator of Anacafé.

“ΟΟΑΚ is a great opportunity to taste Guatemala’s little treasures. Producers make a really huge difference with experimental processes on traditional varietals, and this was a surprise as we cupped these coffees. We met some nice complexities and unique flavors at the cup profiles. The most important to us is that by taking these results from the traditional varietals, producers will continue cultivating these and not replace them with exotic varietals and maybe this is a part of Guatemalan coffees for the future.” Sed Penny Skordaki, QC Analyst and Sourcing Specialist from Roasters Kolektiva.

This auction is open to producers registered in Anacafé, who have an exportable coffee lot of 5 to 8 boxes of 30Kg and does not require an exporter license, thus aiming to be a more inclusive auction, giving more market access opportunities to small coffee farmers. In the first phase of the auction, the aim is to receive coffee samples from all over the country, which will be tasted and evaluated by a National and International Jury. The best 20 coffees with more than 86 points will be selected and auctioned on August 3rd at an opening price of US$5.50 per pound.


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Please note that when you buy a sample set, you will automatically be registered for the auction. 

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