Roast profile and cupping notes: Bittersweet Chocolate, Black Cherry, Melon
Impact: The ACODIHUE cooperative focuses on women growers and has put forward efforts to improve each of the farmer's lives.
Why we love it:
This year's harvest from the ACODIHUE coop is one of our favorites. Creamy body, balanced acidity, and complex notes of ripe melon, black cherry, and bittersweet chocolate make for an excellent cup. This coffee is an all-around crowd-pleaser.
Manos de Mujer comes from the ACODIHUE cooperative in the mountainous territory of Chuchmatan, Huehuetenango. The cooperative was founded in 1996 after the conclusion of several development projects in the area by the European Union that grouped farmers together into associations. This coffee is produced entirely by women members of ACODIHUE's network of women growers, which is referred to locally as Awal Nan (Siembra de Mujer) in their native Mam language. Only 22% of ACODIHUE's annual production goes under the designation of Café con Manos de Mujer, which represents a refined selection of the cooperative's coffee.
Grower: Guatemala Manos de Mujer
Variety: Bourbon, Caturra
Region: Cuchumatan, Huehuetenango, Guatemala
Certification: Fair Trade