In the Maya Q'qnjobal dialect from Huehuetenango, "Waykan" means "star (or light) that shines in the sky at night."
The producers of Waykan are situated in the municipalities of Chajul, Quiche, Cotzal, and Nebaj and its ethinicities are: Ixil, Kiche, Q'anjobal, Guatemalan mestizo. Coffee is produced in 55 different communities.
Today, Guatemala has a very strong in-country support system for coffee producers. They also have a strong marketing presence to promote Guatemalan coffee globally. Guatemala accounts for 2.5 of the world's total coffee production. Guatemalan coffee has been a staple of Cafe Imports' offerings since our humble beginnings, and seeing the increase in quality has been heartwarming. We can't think of many other countries where excellent coffee is in such high abundance. Marathon cuppings in Guatemala are invigorating and exciting; quite literally there is an incredible amount of low hanging fruit in Guatemala.
for more information on Guatemalan coffee, visit our Guatemala origin page.