La Morena Guatemala
Farms: Finca San Jose, Finca El Bonito, Finca Joya Grande
Variety/Cultivar: Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai
Altitude: 1,200-1,200 masl
In Guatemala, gender equality remains a challenge, and coffee has long been a male-dominated industry. These factors have made it incredibly difficult for women to compete and thrive in the coffee world. That's why we’re thrilled to offer La Morena as a platform to showcase the work of women farmers across Guatemala. This year's La Morena microlot was produced by eleven female farmers from Huehuetenango. Importer Volcafe, was instrumental in helping these producers deliver this high quality coffee. Since they started working with the Volcafe Way they have increased the quality of their coffee, increased their yields, and, as a consequence, started earning more. In teaching these producers best practices, their farms are churning out excellent coffee.