Many of the coffee farmers are widows, their husbands drown trying to smuggle coffee to barter for food and everyday essentials. Nine years ago a group came together to look for a way forward. They decided that producing and marketing the finest coffee was the answer, and so they started. They experimented, and produced just a few tones at first. They finally found a buyer in 2008, who was amazed by the quality of their coffee. Since then, the momentum has been building. They have begun renovating their farms, have achieved Fair trade certification and have converted to organic in 2012. Many families have returned to their homes and are joining the cooperative.
Ken David’s Cupping Review: Balanced and round. Grape-like fruit, baker’s chocolate, roasted nut, a hint of flowers in aroma and cup. Flavor consolidates but persists in a rich, simple finish.
Certifications: Organic, Fair Trade, Women’s Coffee