Farm El Valle
Producer Marlon Del Valle and family
Region Unión Cantinil, Huehuetenango
Altitude 1500-1750 MASL
Varietal Catuai and Pache
On our quest to find a great small farmer in Guatemala, and with the help of exporter, Stephany Davila, we met the wonderful Marlon Del Valle whose family has been tending their outstanding crops for over 25 years.
When the De Valle family matriarch and legendary pillar of El Valle’s coffee production, María Eugenia passed on ownership of the farm to Marlon, his brother Rudelfi and family, a new generation of coffee farmers was born.
Marlon’s commitment to community and unique agronomic expertise make this coffee something special. While the Del Valle family used to sell cherries to the local market, Marlon and his brother had a dream of building stronger relationships and exporting their coffee to other countries. With a lot of effort and a great willingness to learn, El Valle is now exporting for the very first time.
Rumble purchased two lots from Marlon in 2019 and we’re looking forward to continuing to build our relationship with the Del Valle family when we visit again in 2020.
With current worldwide coffee prices’ being so low and the situation in Guatemala looking pretty tough for farmers, Rumble is proud to pay well above what El Valle has received in the past, pursuing a sustainable future for Marlon, his family, and his workers.
FOB Price: AUD/kg $9.15
C-market price: $3.2
Fair Trade minimum: $4.53
2x higher than the Fair Trade minimum.
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