La Florida Women's Lot
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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).
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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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