182 Women of the
|Variety||Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra|
|Tasting Notes||Red Apple, Orange, Caramel
We are happy to offer this coffee from our parters at Royal Coffee NY, the first to import Fair Trade certified coffee from Asociación Barillense de Agricultores (ASOBAGRI). The spectacularly rugged terrain has served to preserve the indigenous heritage, distinct clothing, and dialects that can vary from one mountain ridge to the next. In this cultural oasis, ASOBAGRI has become an important bridge to the international coffee community. This cooperative is one of the most sophisticated and well organized in the world with more than 1,400 members, spread across 80 communities, who cultivate and harvest their own coffee on small farms with their own micro-mills.
Promoting gender equality throughout the organization has been a shining success at ASOBAGRI. This particular lot, Las Dueñas Cafe, is the culmination of an integrated program for 182 female members of ASOBAGRI. The program includes 5 women technicians providing training and technical support that is appropriately tailored to the needs of the members. Strategies like using coffee pulp as organic fertilizers reduce costs, and at the same time, create an abundant source of plant nutrition that ensure better yields and quality. Income diversification investments in chicken farms, avocado trees and local cafeteria have also strengthened the options for women members.
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