Tasting notes: Mellow cocoa and jasmine aroma, with low acidity and a savory aftertaste.
Region: Esteli, Madriz, Nueva Segovia
Farm: Various smallholder members of PRODECOOP
Varieties: Bourbon, Typica, Caturra, Catimor
Certification at origin: USDA Organic
Background From Our Importer: PRODECOOP is a second-level cooperative organization that groups 38 grassroots cooperatives made up of 2,300 small producers, 27% of whom are women. Over its existence, PRODECOOP has developed a long line of programs that aim to support its members in a multitude of different ways. They are able to fund these programs using their Fair Trade premium. The initiatives include supporting educational opportunities for children, providing loans to women in and affiliated with the organization, providing cervical-cancer screenings and other health-care services, offering member education regarding pest control and fertilization, and creating and supporting systems to increase food security for the communities.
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