The Woman's Co-Op Coffee from Guatemala is about to land with us and here is
some of the background to this particular coffee:
This micro-lot comes from Maria Ramos, whose farm is situated in the San
Antonio Huista area of Huehuetenango, Maria is one of the member farmers of
The Red de Mujeres, or "network of women" - a large group of female
producers who have been either widowed during the 36 years of civil war in
Guatemala or were left when their husbands fled the country during the
coffee crisis between 2001 and 2004. Since Huehuetenango was one of the
areas hardest hit by the crisis, many people decided to give up altogether
and find work elsewhere, leaving their families behind.
With the help of ACODIHUE, Asociación de Cooperación al Desarrollo Integral
de Huehuetenango, these female producers have been united to market their
coffee and find international buyers. ACODIHUE has also supported them in
training in organic farming methods, from producing and applying
fertilizers, to rust and pest control methods.
ACODIHUE was set up in 1996 with the help of the European Union and the
government of Guatemala.
|TASTE FILTER||Chocolate, Caramel, Red Fruits, Sweet Honey Panela|
|ESTATE||Finca Buenos Aires|
|VARIETIES||Caturra, Colombia F8, Castillo|
|PROCESS||36hr Fermentation twice washed|