Flavour Notes: Cocoa, Brown Sugar, Red Berries.
Roast: Medium. Silky smooth body, very sweet aromatics. Recommended for Bean to Cup, Cafetiere, Filter and Aeropress. Smooth sweetness.
Varietal(s): Mixed (Typica, Bourbon, Caturra).
Altitude: 1700-1950 m.
Cupping Score: 85.5.
We were recently able to source another lot of this great previously limited coffee...
The Red de Mujeres, or Network of Women, is a large group of 830 female coffee producers covering five different areas of Huehuetenango, Western Guatemala. All of these women have either widowed during the 36 years of civil war in Guatemala, or were left when their husbands fled the country during the 2001-2004 coffee crisis.
Huehuetenango was one of the areas hit hardest. Many people decided to give up altogether and find work elsewhere, leaving their families behind. With the help of the organisation ACODIHUE, these female coffee 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 fertilisers, to rust and pest control methods.
Money goes directly to the female coffee producers..
Women tend to be heavily involved in the cultivation (the growing, sorting and processing), but what normally happens is that most of the earnings go to men who own the property and manage the commercial deals. That's not the case here.
We are very excited to be involved in helping support a female-led initiative that promotes local women through all stages of the process, helping empower them both socially and economically.
Organic coffee and it tastes absolutely delicious..
The unique climate and chalky soils of Huehuetenango are ideal for the production of high quality arabica coffee.
Produces very chocolatey notes, with a raspberry like fruit sweetness The creamy body of the coffee helps it cut through milk, making it a great coffee for all brewing types.
Eco Tin Refill option: Please select Bag and add a note at Checkout if you require a tin refill and we'll deliver in a clear compostable bag. We can include a new removable label too if you request one.
Free delivery for local subscriptions: enter code FREELOCAL