While we take great care in every single coffee we roast, this coffee is one of our absolute favorites. The Las Damas de San Ignacio, which translates to "The Ladies of San Ignacio", is USDA certified fair trade and organic - but the most exciting aspect about this coffee is that the beans are grown, harvested, and processed by a solely woman owned and operated co-op. Founded in 1969, the founding principles of COOPAFSI (Cooperative Agraria “Frontera San Ignacio” Ltd) is gender equality and investing their business back into the women that make up their community and their families.
This coffee is truly a delight, it is light bodied and smooth with a mild and sweet flavor. It is quite mild in acidity and very aromatic with wonderful, sweet fragrances on the nose. Every one experiences coffee differently, but we taste notes of Orange, Honey and Brown Sugar.
Roasted fresh every single week
Las Damas de San Ignacio
Elevation: 1500 - 1750 meters
Varietals: Catimor, Caturra, Mundo Novo, Typica
Milling Process: Fully Washed
Drying Process: Patio and solar dried machine
COOPAFSI (Cooperative Agraria “Frontera San Ignacio” Ltda) was officially established in June 1969. Gender equality was an important factor when the land was purchased and divided among producers. This particular cooperative is unique because they empower and promote “women grown” coffee. These women contribute to the physical and sensory quality of the coffee. They are always managing new projects and developing new ways to improve the lives of their families. They focus their efforts on improving quality and delivering consistent coffee to different markets. In 2016, a committee of women was created by the cooperative and they are responsible for distributing loans which will enable producers to improve their own land while also taking part in new developments for their kitchens, crafts and livestock. They also created a computer lab which allows all members to stay up to date with modern technology.