Honduras - Cooperativa RAOS
Region: San Miguel, La Paz, MArcala
Variety: Cataui, Caturra, Typica, Bourbon, Pacas, IHCAFE 90
Elevation: 2,200 feet
Tasting Notes: Dark Chocolate, Toffee
About this Coffee:Our first batches from the RAOS Cooperative (Regional de Agricultores Orgánica de la Sierra) arrived in 2017, and in the coming years, we are delighted to see that both the quality and quantity of these coffees improve: the 2018/2019 harvest was our first opportunity to obtain a batch of Women Coffee Producers from this group whose membership of 270 farmers includes 77 women.
One of the reasons the cooperative is determined to market the coffee of its female members is that 60 percent of the women face gender-based legal issues regarding their land ownership, as well as credit limitations. that they can receive to finance the harvest every year. In addition to the program bonuses these women receive for this lot, Cooperativa RAOS has many very active educational support programs open to all members. Gender assemblies are held by female members to discuss the needs of women, as well as ways to increase equity within the group and the community.
"Gender equity means that women and men have the right to equitable and fair access to the use, control, and benefits of the same goods and services of society, as well as to decision-making in the social, economic, and social areas. social. life as well as politics. " This is Cooperativa RAOS's mission statement regarding gender, a philosophy that the organization supports through the development of training farms, as well as integrated farm management programs, and in increasing access to these programs, as well as supporting organic agriculture for all members, including female growers.
The farms grow primarily Catuai, Caturra, Typica, Bourbon, and Pacas, as well as IHCAFE 90. This lot selects from most of the heirloom varieties: Catuai, Caturra, Typica, and Bourbon.