La Florida Women's Lot

Guatemala

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Our Union Promise: You can enjoy your coffee knowing it is always sourced direct from farmers via Union Direct Trade. Always high quality speciality coffee, carefully roasted fresh to order.

Rich and chocolatey grown by women producers

Brew for filter and enjoy candied lemon acidity and chocolate truffle, or try as an espresso for a velvety body, rich chocolate and marzipan sweetness.
Flavour Category
chocolate & caramel chocolate & caramel
High quality coffee has wide ranging, naturally occurring taste notes. The dominant flavour profile in this coffee is Chocolate & Caramel. Brought out by the roasting process – caramelisation happens towards the end of the roast. Generally the darker the roast, the more dominant the chocolate and caramel flavours are.
Roast
This coffee is a light roast. Roast level influences the flavour and body of coffee. Darker roasts are fuller bodied, lighter roasts brighter. The beans are light brown in colour (unsurprisingly), it will retain more of the natural flavour of the coffee. This can result in a higher acidity and may often show more fruit and floral notes. This roast style means the quality of the coffee shines through the best.
Quality Score
84.0
Coffee scoring over 80 on Speciality Coffee Association scale is considered High Quality, Speciality Coffee.
Best Brewed As
cafetiere
This coffee is best brewed as a cafetiere (French press). All our coffees can be brewed using any method, but this is our recommendation for a method which suits the coffee particularly well.
espresso
This coffee is best brewed as an espresso (coffee shop type machine or a bean to cup). All our coffees can be brewed using any method, but this is our recommendation for a method which suits the coffee particularly well.
filter
This coffee is best brewed as a filter (cafetiere, pour over, aeropress, drip, etc.). All our coffees can be brewed using any method, but this is our recommendation for a method which suits the coffee particularly well.
Processing Method
This coffee was processed using the washed method. Post-harvest processing influences the taste profile. Washed coffees are brighter, naturally processed are sweeter and honey processed are somewhere in between.

More about this microlot

This lot is sourced from our long-standing partners at the Esquipulas cooperative in La Libertad, Guatemala. Produced by five very special and strong women: Iliana Martínez, Mirta Herrera, Rebeca Ramos, Iris Miriam Villatoroy and Rosa Fidelina, some of whom have a leadership role in the cooperative and community.

This group of seasoned female coffee growers have received continuous support from Esquipulas cooperative through technical assistance, with the purpose of producing high quality coffee whilst maintaining good production yields. The result: autonomous and self-sufficient female producers.

This is what women’s coffee is about - encouraging the role of women in the coffee industry and making them more visible.

The name ‘La Florida’ (“Abundance of flowers” in Spanish) is attributed to the history of the area: after its independence, the village was named ‘La Florida’, before being later changed to ‘La Libertad’ (Freedom, in Spanish).

VARIETALS

  • Mixed

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La Florida

Guatemala

With gender equity still a major issue in the coffee industry, Esquipulas co-operative in Guatemala have formed a women’s group to support farmers and help women-grown coffee gain recognition. The name ‘La Florida’ (“Abundance of flowers” in Spanish) is attributed to the history of the area: after its independence, the village was named ‘La Florida’, before being later changed to ‘La Libertad’ (Freedom, in Spanish).

Esquipulas co-operative in Huehuetenango, Guatemala, is situated in conditions about as perfect as you can get - a high altitude over 1,500 MASL, fertile soil, and glorious sunshine. We’ve been working with the Esquipulas co-operative since 2009 and in that time we’ve seen them grow significantly, now working with more than 230 smallholder farmers. The farmers grow on average 1 hectare of coffee, alongside subsistence crops such as maize and beans.

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