Cupping notes: Praline, SavoryCoffee Cherry, Tart & Citric
Coffee Blend is 50% Sumatra 50% Guatemala
GARMINDO also has a women coffee producers subgroup, from whom this coffee
comes: The women member typically bring their coffee in cherry form to a
collection point where it is depulped, fermented underwater for 12 hours, and given
a pre-dry before undergoing the Wet-Hulling process. The coffee is dried on patios
and typically takes 2–3 days under sunny conditions. It can take up to 7 days when
the weather is rainy and humid.
Asociación de Productores de Café Diferenciados y Especiales de
The women’s association is not a formal sub–co-op, but the premium earned for their Women Coffee Producers lots goes toward organic fertilizer distribution to the women farmers, among other benefits. In 2020, the premium was used to purchase dairy cows for the women, which were distributed to both augment their household nutrition and to give them better access to organic matter from which to make their own organic compost.