|Region||Huehuetenango, El Quiche|
|Variety||Catuai, Bourbon, Pache, Catimor|
|Proc. Method||Fully washed|
This is the third year now that we have purchased coffee from this organization through our importing partner, Cafe Imports. Here is what they have to say about ASDECAFE:
"Founded in 2013, ASDECAFE's intention is to create a sustainable structure for producers, and to focus on quality. Its 8 member organizations are similarly interested in various social aspects of coffee, and are dedicated to achieving sustainability as businesses while also continuing to promote gender, environmental, and social initiatives.
The overall concept of “sustainability” is based on a strong commitment to the protection of the environment, equal distribution of the generated profits, business transparency, a strong commitment to quality and long-term relationships with clients and suppliers, including Cafe Imports, which was one of the first companies to buy from ASDECAFE.
ASDECAFE currently has Fair Trade and organic certification, and is hoping to diversify by adding Rainforest Alliance. The growers typically produce around 30,000 bags of exported coffee, which is brought to central warehouses in parchment, and is milled and exported by a third party. ASDECAFE has spear-headed efforts to promote Women Producers coffee, as well as lots that are grown specifically by young farmers, to try to encourage youth to stay in coffee production. Other groups have asked to join ASDECAFE because they have seen and appreciate the sustainability focus the organization has, but as of 2017 the organization is not accepting new members, in an effort to focus its energy and maintain control of quality and the impact of the work."
In the cup, look for toasted walnut, milk chocolate and spice accompanying an orange acidity and a velvety body. We are super proud to feature this great, Fair Trade Certified and Certified Organic coffee from such a great organization!
All coffees are available in whole bean only.
We roast and ship Monday through Thursday. Orders placed by midnight will be roasted and shipped the next roast day. Orders placed Thursdays or later will be rolled to the next Monday.