Organic Cloudbreak - 5lb

SKU: 10461F

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 Cloudbreak from Mexico - available in both light and dark roasts! Whole Bean only.

Organic Cloudbreak - 5lb

SKU: 10461F

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 Cloudbreak from Mexico - available in both light and dark roasts! Whole Bean only.

$89.00
Get it for each when you purchase a 2 Pack.

Description

Tasting Notes (Organic Cloudbreak Light)
Warming & Sweet
caramel, orange, brown sugar, honey

Tasting Notes (Organic Cloudbreak Dark)
Balanced & Smooth
dark chocolate, molasses, brown sugar

Please note: tasting notes and descriptions refer to the natural flavors and nuances of the coffee. There is no added flavoring.

Certifications

Kosher USDA Organic

Kosher Pareve certified by the Orthodox Union

Story

Farmer Group
Comon Yaj Noptic

Origin
Chiapas, Mexico

Varietals
Bourbon, Typica, Catimore, Caturra

Elevation
1200+ MASL

Comon Yaj Noptic means "let's think together". Located in the buffer zone of El Triunfo Biosphere, a vital watershed for all of Chiapas, Comon Yaj Noptic is a small cooperative of indigenous Tzotzil coffee farmers with a vision to preserve the earth, farm organically and work together.

In 2010, the co-op led a workshop to create ideas for new projects, and a women's group took root. The women's group focused on creating a new roasted coffee to sell in the local markets. They named their group and the coffee "Café Metik," which translates to "Big Woman." In a co-op focused primarily on farming, processing and exporting green coffee, the additional dream of learning to roast, grind and market a finished product locally was a significant undertaking.

Cecilia del Rosario Nájera López, founder of Café Metik, tells us that in the early days, she and the other 15 initial members had to overcome many obstacles. They needed to learn a new set of skills which would require time, energy and resources. They faced macho attitudes from men in the community. Leaving the home and their daily responsibilities made it difficult to attend group meetings and to organize. They persisted.

They have gained skills in finance, business planning, sales and the technical sides of roasting and grinding. They now have several niche markets where they sell their roasted coffee locally.

In addition to their tangible successes, the work to create and build Cafe Metik has empowered women economically and enabled them to raise their voices.

Metik's current president is Alejandra Guargua Ruiz. She is also in charge of quality control for the co-op at large, and has an international certification in coffee cupping.

Cecilia and Alejandra are two of the co-op's leaders who inspire their peers, as well as the next generation of young women, to participate, to raise their voices, and to strive to improve their own lives as well as their community.