Warm & Cozy
Notes of Panela, Milk Chocolate & Almond
Sweet panela and milk chocolate is layered with intricate notes of vanilla, tangerine and roasted nut.
Ingredients: 70% Colombia FUDAM, 30% Guatemala Adenisa
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Dry Fermented, Washed,
Raised Bed Dried
January 2018 - July 2018
San Pedro La Laguna, Atitlán, Guatemala
About Winter Solstice
Long nights and dark days have us reaching for something to keep the cold at bay. A toasty blend of some of this year’s favorites, Winter Solstice gives us a reason to get out of bed and weather the day. Because while daylight might be dwindling, we’re not ones to hibernate.
So let’s hunker down, cozy up and commit ourselves anew to the things that bring us light in the depths of winter. Grown and processed by two incredible producer organizations, this blend of Colombian and Guatemalan coffees offers a bit of inspiration to carry you through.
The Lasso family hold a important place in the annals of Colombian coffee. A multigenerational family of coffee growers based in Nariño, the Lassos were the first farmers to cultivate coffee in the region. And in 1999 siblings Racquel and Hermilla Lasso founded the FUDAM non-profit in an effort to empower their community through sustainable agricultural development.
Rooted in a commitment to gender equity, FUDAM’s membership has swelled from a few neighbors to 100 producers in the last twenty years. And their work to improve the resources and infrastructure offered to coffee farmers has dramatically improved not only the quality of the coffee being cultivated, but the quality of life for their farmer-members.
When we visited Nariño and FUDAM this year, we were invited to the Lasso family barbeque where we talked at length about regenerative agriculture over a bottle of Aguadiente. We continue to be impressed by their deep commitment to their work and are honored to share FUDAM’s exceptional crop in this year’s Winter Solstice.
The cerulean waters of Lake Atitlán are framed by dramatically rising volcanoes, looming high above the small towns that freckle the region. It is here, in the mountains surrounding the town of San Pedro La Laguna, that the 52 members of the Adenisa Association cultivate coffee and honey on their multi-generational farms.
Dedicated to preserving their traditional way of life, the Adenisa Association is a part of a larger umbrella cooperative called Manos Campesinas, or "Peasants' Hands." The cooperative provides resources in agronomy for its members, as well as access to a centralized wet mill and nutrient-rich organic compost, a byproduct of processing.
Adenisa's centralized wet mill ensures a consistently high quality coffee crop season after season. And the cooperative’s attention to detail in processing makes for a clean profile, allowing the creamy, milk chocolate sweetness of this coffee to shine through.
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