Honduras Fair Trade, Women's Cooperative San Miguel (16 oz)

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Honduras Fair Trade, Women's Cooperative San Miguel (16 oz)

18.50

Cupping Notes: Mild, Citrus, Sweet, Nutty

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Our first lots from Cooperativa RAOS (Regional de Agricultores Orgánicos de la Sierra) came in 2015, and over the next few years we have been thrilled to see both the quality and the quantity of these coffees improve: The 2016/2017 harvest saw our first opportunity to source a Women Coffee Producer lot from this group, whose 270-farmer membership includes a significant number of women. In addition to the program premiums these women receive for this lot, Cooperativa RAOS has many very active educational support programs open to all members. Gender assemblies are held by female members in order to discuss the women's needs, as well as ways of increasing equity within the group and community.

The farms grow primarily Catuai, Caturra, Typica, Bourbon, and Pacas, as well as IHCAFE 90. This lot selects from a majority of the heirloom varieties: Catuai, Caturra, Typica, and Bourbon.

While coffees from Honduras have tended to be a little unstable—especially for organic coffee—these growers have had good results. Climate, altitude, and the varieties being grown are all in everyone's favor, but ROAS stands apart through its attention to detail in processing: RAOS has a central processing station for wet- and dry-milling, which helps improve the consistency and the quality in the cup.