Bright Minds - Guatemala
Milk Chocolate, Almond Roca, Sweet Orange
This clever little coffee will help you solve differential equations! Or at the very least, it will help you forget all about math, because as soon as it hits your tastebuds the only thoughts you'll be thinking will be "whoa" and "dang" and "more please." Easy-drinking, crowd-pleasing flavors unfold with each sweet sip - like milk chocolate, toffee, nougat, ripe orange, and a hint of melon on the finish. Every time we take a drink, we taste something new. How ingenious is that?!
Producer Coffee Kids Program
Elevation 1300-1800 masl
Variety Caturra, Pache, Bourbon, Catuai, Catimor
The goal of the Coffee Kids program is to awaken the entrepreneurial spirit in young farmers, to encourage them to believe in themselves, and to ensure better livelihoods for themselves and their families. The program combines training, mentoring, and financing. Since 2015, it has reached more than 550 youth from Trifinio, Western Guatemala, Tanzania, and Colombia and helped make possible more than 170 youth-run local businesses.
This lot comes specifically from two producer associations, Civil Comercializadora Maya Alternativa (COMAL) and Unión Pequeños Productores (UPC). Both are committed to increasing the participation of youth within their organizations. COMAL incorporates a youth group of 35 young coffee producers (20 women and 15 men) and UPC includes 15 (2 women and 13 men).
Coffee Kids is training these young people in different ways to process coffee, including honey and natural processing techniques. They are also learning about climate adaptation, from setting up demonstration plots to test and evaluate different practices, to building irrigation systems for better water management.
We're proud to support the creativity, innovation, and passion of these young people, who are the future of the coffee industry.