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Organic Nicaraguan Summer Solstice - 5lb

SKU# 10460A

Medium Roast
USDA Organic
This medium roast from Nicaragua is balanced and creamy with notes of molasses, raisin and milk chocolate. Whole Bean only.

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$57.00
Organic Summer Solstice - 5lb
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Our Women in Coffee series highlights coffee that honors women leaders in our supply chain, from seed to cup. For a limited time, try Organic Summer Solstice from Nicaragua.

Choose "Case5" to order a case of two 5lb bags.

Tasting Notes
Balanced & Creamy
molasses, raisin, milk chocolate

10460C
Story

farmer group

Prodecoop

origin

Nicaragua

varietal

Caturra, Bourbon and Typica

elevation

1100–1300 MASL

roast

Medium

profile

Balanced and creamy with notes of molasses, raisin, and milk chocolate

Changing norms and power dynamics takes time. And regular tending. The members and leaders of Prodecoop in Nicaragua demonstrate this.

Prodecoop highlights gender equity as necessary for their success as a business and as a community. But instead of approaching it as a topic needing a singular game plan, they have woven a vision and layers of actions throughout their work. Gender equity appears as a central bullet point in their fundamental business goals. They regularly incorporate trainings and discussions into meetings. They even welcome their extended network to engage in these discussions, including us as a customer and longterm partner of theirs.

On a recent visit to Prodecoop, our Green Coffee Buyer Carly Kadlec spent a day with Alexa Marin, who is currently a board member and the oordinator of the co-op's gender committee. Here Carly shares some reflections from that day.

Alexa framed her work as a learning process and a process of sensitization. She said that it is still really hard to talk about gender on a personal level because "to touch the topic of gender is to touch on customs. And many people benefit from the current system of inequality."

She tells the story of how she learned to frame conversations about gender in terms of empowering the entire family to work together. She talks about the power of words and how to use words to include everyone in the conversation rather than exclude people.

At Prodecoop, they have had past experiences working with international non-profits that did not understand local gender dynamics and complexities which led to more frustration and distaste for talking about "women's issues."

Alexa encourages members to think about gender discussions not as discussions about who is "guilty" but as conversations with the goals of development and integration.

Alexa Marin

Pictured above: Alexa Marin