It’s another round of tasty coffee from Asociación de Productores de Café Diferenciados y Especiales de Guatemala (ASPROCDEGUA), comprised of hundreds of smallholders from several different areas in the region. These producers typically own small farms with diverse crops such as bananas, lemons, avocado, and guava. The organization works with its members on coffee quality projects as well as social projects.
This coffee highlights specifically women within the organization as part of Cafe Imports’s Women Coffee Producers program, an initiative focused on eliminating the inequity women face in coffee and “empowering women along the global supply chain by creating equity, visibility, and access to a wider market.” The women who produced this coffee are paid a premium per pound, which they often use to invest in local community programs.
Gender inequity in coffee is a global issue that affects every area of the industry, and we are both proud to support this program as well as excited to see the shift it influences!
We taste: White grape, papaya, caramel
Producer: Various smallholder women producers
Region: Cuilco, Colotenango, Santa Bárbara, San Sebastián, Huehuetenango, Spiacapa, San Antonio Huista, Unión Cantinil, San Pedro Necta, Todos Santos, Concepción Huista, San Marcos