This blend consists of a dark-roasted coffee from the La Hermosa Cooperative in Antigua, Guatemala & a light-roasted coffee from Las Diosas in Esteli, Nicaragua.
"Medium-heavy"-bodied coffee with flavors of earth, bittersweet chocolate, and lime peel, especially apparent on the cool down.
La Hermosa is composed of twenty-nine (29) members - 12 women and 17 men, now in their third generation - who decided to become a cooperative organization with its own legal entity. Its purpose is that members have access to a level of a more humane and dignified life, taking advantage of the various scenarios and markets in the production of coffee, fair prices, and technological support to improve their socioeconomic development.
"Las Diosas" (literally, "The Goddesses") is a network of four small grower cooperatives dedicated to the respect for women's rights, as well as the promotion of issues with women's rights at the center. In just under 20 years since its founding, this relatively small organization (consisting of only 250 members) has made big strides in both production capacity and social politics. Unfortunately, much of Latin America was hit hard by La Roya and drought and Las Diosas suffered catastrophic losses of both coffee and other crops.
Best Brewing Methods: Drip, Pourover, French Press
Artwork by Paloma Chavez