We recently added Malawi Mzuzu Women's Co-Op coffee to our lineup and now we just found another offering from Nicaragua that is under consideration. Below is the description of this offering. What do you think? Should we add this to our lineup?
Tierra Madre coffee is produced exclusively by women coffee producers in Jinotega, Nicaragua. These women receive premium pricing based on their coffee meeting a high-quality standard.
In Jinotega, women only have 15% of land titles - the key to accessing micro-credit loans for production and other economic activities which permits a better quality life. The premium assists women in Jinotega in obtaining legal title to their land.
Aldea Global began in 1992 with 22 farmers. Today, the Association assists over 2,000 families, most of which are Chorotega Indigenous Communities. Aldea Global offers organic shade-grown specialty coffees, which have provided the association with small farm loans, women's solidarity groups and the ability to produce other agricultural products such as fresh produce and beans. The organization promotes sustainable management of natural resources, rural health clinics, installation of potable water filters and integrated pest management programs. The Association of small farmers facilitates the growth of profitable and sustainable businesses, promoting efficient commercialization and alternative credit services. Aldea Global helps farmers stay in harmony with their environment while producing a profitable product for the marketplace.
Cupping Notes: caramel, toffee, lemon, tangerine, bright citrus
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