Honduras Pacayal Cafe de Mujeres
A balanced cup layered with notes of cardamom, green apple, and caramel.
During the madness of 2020, a long standing relationship was upset due to traveling restrictions and overall quality delivery with a producer group we’d been working with in Mexico. We fought to keep that relationship alive, but after months and months it was looking like we weren’t going to be able to source from Mexico this year. Our friends at Sustainable Harvest worked to find an equally delicious producer that met our earth-friendly parameters and commitment to gender equity initiatives to introduce this beautiful coffee from Honduras.
In 2014 Pacayal Coffee was found, which has since grown to 134 members, 54 of whom are women who produced this lot of Cafe de Mujeres. The motto of the organization is “quality does not suffer crisis,” speaking to the dedication of Pacayal Coffee to produce exceptional coffee and improve the livelihoods of farmers. While their fellow farmers considered emigrating to the United States in search of the American Dream, Edgar and Karen Carillo realized they had great coffee and could start a business that would earn quality-driven farmers a better price through direct market access. We are thrilled to be able to serve up the final cup of this offering to you!
Located in the La Paz region of Honduras, Pacayal produces a number of varieties. This women-produced lot is comprised of Bourbon, Typica, and Catuai grown between 1,250-1,700 meters above sea level before being processed using the washed method.
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