“The first bean that I knew I was going to use was Cafe Justicia from the CCDA (Campesino Committee of the Highlands) … out of Guatemala. It’s an incredible group. I’ve met the growers multiple times and the coffee itself is excellent quality and certified organic.”— Patrick Dunham of Patrick’s Beans, interviewed by eatdrink.ca
Cafe Justicia imports green coffee beans directly from the CCDA and stores them in humidity and temperature-controlled coffee warehouses at Eland in Mississauga, ON and Seaforth in Delta, BC. At both warehouses, we have certified organic and transitional coffee available by the 69 KG. bag (152 lb.).
CCDA farmers carry out the coffee harvest from January to mid-March. As they are harvested, the coffee cherries are processed to parchment coffee at the CCDA’s mill and research centre at Cerro de Oro near Lake Atitlan. When all the coffee has been harvested, it is sent to Dinamica Crops in Guatemala City for preparation for export. The new crop is usually imported to Canada June-September.
Choose the appropriate price list below to order just one bag or several pallets of green coffee. Organic certification and other documents for each coffee available on request. We often have stock on sale from previous harvests. Please check the price lists below for sale prices.
The CCDA’s 2022-23 crop of Café Justicia scored a respectable 83.08 in cupping by Guatemala’s National Coffee Association, while the 2022-23 Certified Organic crop was rated among the highest in the country at 87.75. See 2022-23 transitional notes here: