As part of a continuing mission to showcase coffees that taste "true to place" while offering outstanding quality and providing a springboard for excellence, Cafe Imports offerings are selected to highlight the dynamic character and profile of coffees from Huehuetenango. One of the most famous coffee-growing regions in Guatemala, Huehuetenango is considered a "coffee economy," and producers have told us that around 80% of the population makes its living from coffee either directly or indirectly.
Producers who own farms of any size are invited to bring their coffee to be cupped, and whether they bring 2 or 200 bags their coffee is sampled and scored.
In the Maya Q'qnjobal dialect from Huehuetenango, waykan means "star (or light) that shines in the sky at night." (And for the record, the region's name is commonly pronounced "way-way-teh-NAN-go.")
The producers of Waykan are situated in the municipalities of Chajul, Quiche, Cotzal, and Nebaj.