Have you tried our Nicaragua Flores del Cafe Women’s Fund Project coffee? We think you should!
With low acidity and an apricot-like fruit in the aroma, the flavour is dark and smoky while bearing hints of toasted coconut, honeysuckle, and apple cider in the profile. The aftertaste is clean and simple.
Just R40 /250g through our online coffee shop, or visit our roastery!
Here’s a bit of info on where the coffee comes from and the Women’s Fund Project initiative:
La Central de Cooperativas de Servicios Multiples (PRODECOOP) is made up of 40 cooperatives located in three areas of northern Nicaragua: Esteli, Madriz and Nueva Segovia. PRODECOOP is a small-holder organization that was created with a mission to help commercialize its members products in a highly competitive market. Created in 1993, PRODECOOP represents the interests and well being of its 2,300 members, 30 percent of whom are women.
After obtaining Fair Trade certification, PRODECOOP’s members have gained better access to the specialty coffee market, earning recognition for their quality coffee. With the use of their Fair Trade premiums, PRODECOOP has been able to offer capacity building programs to develop and strengthen members knowledge of coffee production. PRODECOOP has focused on promoting the equality of women in all processes of the cooperative. They require that women hold at least 40 percent of the leadership positions within the structure of the cooperative. Training programs are held on a regular basis to educate both genders about how vital it is to include women in leadership roles, highlighting the important role their voice plays in successful coffee production from harvest to distribution.