About The Coffee
Farm: La Morena
Tasting: Milk Chocolate, Red Grape, Floral
Roast Profile (1-5): 3
Variety: Bourbon, Catuai and Caturra
Altitude: 1,400-1,600 MASL
In Guatemala, coffee has long been a male-dominated industry and gender equality remains a challenge. Between 20% and 30% of coffee farms are female-operated and up to 70% of labour in coffee production is provided by women, de-pending on the region. However, women have systematically lower access to resources, such as land, credit and information, than men. This often results in a measurable gender gap in economic out-comes, including yields, productivity and farm income.
La Morena is a high quality coffee that showcases the work of women farmers across Guatemala. La Morena is a coffee from Huehuetenango, on of Guatemala’s three non volcanic, highest and driest region, which makes it one of the best to grow coffee. This premium single origin coffee is produced exclusively by female farmers, La Morena is also a Volcafe Way coffee. By providing women artisans with skills and income opportunities, they are able to help transform cycles of poverty to cycles of prosperity.
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