COOPERATIVA RAOS // HONDURAS

COOPERATIVA RAOS // HONDURAS

Regular price $16.75

This coffee comes to us from Cooperativa RAOS (Regional de Agricultores Orgánicos de la Sierra) which was formed in 1996 in the Marcala region of Honduras. Cooperativa RAOS currently has about 270 farmer-members, of which 77 are women. This particular lot is from those women producers. Gender equity is one of the main guiding principles of Cooperativa RAOS with the goal of providing women "equal and fair access to use, control, and benefit from the same goods and services of society, as well as to decision making in the areas of social, economic, social life, and politics". This is important as 60% of these women face gender-based legal issues around ownership of their land and a lack of access to credit to finance the harvests. By separating and separately marketing these women-produced lots,  Cooperativa RAOS is hoping to shine a light on these issues and level the playing field.  We find this to be an excellent breakfast coffee with a smooth body and flavors that include chocolate, caramel, and strawberry

Region – Marcala
Varietals – Catuai, Caturra, Typica, Bourbon, Pacas, IHCAFE90
Process – Washed