Tasting notes : Cashew nuts - Milk chocolate
Irineo’s story is rather dramatic. Himself and his community have been overcoming hurdles and challenges for many years now. For example, they were forced out of the local coffee market after their usual buyer increased minimum amounts beyond their capacity. Another example is the fight they’re doing against a local mine that was licensed without the community’s approval and that is polluting their lands.
We’re talking about David vs Goliath on multiple occasions here. And you may call us ‘vanilla’ but we’re inclined to side on the farmer’s side. As it is the case with all the coffees we purchase, there is a history of troubles and hardships that coffee farmers deal with chronically.
A major part of solving their problems is access and traceability to consumers. As for us, a major part of what we strive for is traceability and accessing small producers’ coffees. Therefore, this is an opportunity for us and a delicious one at that.
We taste superb, clean notes of cashew nuts and milk chocolate.
FOB paid 3.75$ US/lb (166% above market price).
Region: Jalapa, Guatemala
Varietal: Pache San Ramon
Farm Size: 3 Hectares