"Mirador y Recinos" is a two-producer blend, one from San Pedro Necta and the other from San Isidro (not too far from each other on the Pan Am Highway). Both coffees we've had in the past on their own, and to be honest, we blended partly because of their similarity in the cup, but also because one of them was less than 5 bags of milled coffee! Many of the farmers we're buying from in these sub-regions of Huehuetenango produce a very small amount of coffee, 10-or-so bag microlots often representing their entire harvest for the year. In the past, there were few options for selling their coffee locally; they could take it to the large mills down at lower elevations and get paid the going rate, or they could sell it to "coyotes" who drive the dirt roads in their trucks paying cash for coffee. Neither offered any extra price for quality, even though the coffees were grown higher and tended with greater care than the big farms down at lower elevations. We partnered with local coffee people to offer higher prices if the farmers could meet our quality expectations in the cup, and this lot is testament to that success. Given that the localities where we are buying coffee are little more than extended family groups, we have found if we involve a brother or sister, they will tell all their coffee-farming kin and soon we have a network of farmers interested in our project. We wrote an in-depth and detailed description of the project as well.