Kickapoo Coffee – El Salvador La Roxanita

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Kickapoo CoffeeEl Salvador La Roxanita

Ignacio Gutierrez

Notes of Green Apple, Pecan & Nougat

Altitude: 1400 meters
Varietals: Pacas
Process: Washed
Region: San Ignacio

About The Growers
This is the first El Salvadorian coffee we’ve purchased in the last few seasons. While we love the quality and flavor profiles the country produces, we have a wide range of existing long-term relationships in Central America, so we usually prefer to continue to deepen those partnerships year in and out.

However, when we tasted Don Ignacio GutiĆ©rrez’s lot this year, we had no trouble finding room in our roster of seasonal Central American favorites. Ignacio was previously a woodworker and grew tomatoes; he started his farm, La Roxanita, in 2000 with 500 coffee trees and deep, rich soil that sweeps across his 5-manzana (about 12-acre) farm.

This is the first lot we’ve purchased from Ignacio, but we have kept an eye on his farm for a number of years. In 2011 and 2013, he earned first place in the highly competitive El Salvador Cup of Excellence, so when we had the chance to bring this lot in, we pounced on it. We’re extremely excited to share this year’s lot with you all. Initial roasts are producing notes of green apple, pecan and nougat.

Now available at www.emerycoffee.com

*Photo courtesy Kickapoo Coffee

Kickapoo Coffee – Project Congo

Project Congo marks our second philanthropic collaboration with our friends at On The Ground. In our Project Congo initiative, we will donate $1 for every pound of this exceptional Congolese coffee to promote and raise awareness of gender equality in the farming regions of the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Kickapoo CoffeeProject Congo

About The Growers
Project Congo marks our second philanthropic collaboration with our friends at On The Ground. In our Project Congo initiative, we will donate $1 for every pound of this exceptional Congolese coffee to promote and raise awareness of gender equality in the farming regions of the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Funds raised will work to break the chains of poverty and conflict while supporting women empowerment groups in coffee communities of the region. Women play a crucial agricultural role in Africa, providing the majority of the labor, but their contributions are often invisible since women are excluded from delivering and selling the crop. These realities are exacerbated by sexual gender-based violence in Kivu used as a tool to destabilize communities.

Despite the challenges, female coffee producers in Eastern DRC have the perseverance to move forward. Project Congo will provide transformative opportunities to these farmers by introducing practical initiatives supporting women’s empowerment at both farm and cooperative levels. Funds will be used to empower and educate female farmers to become entrepreneurs, taking control of their lives, and creating a brighter future for coffee communities affected by the civil war in Eastern DRC.

We’re honored to be working once again with On The Ground to make positive impacts in coffee producing countries.

Muungano Cooperative

Notes of Black Currant, Cola & Sweet Citrus

Altitude: 1500-2000 Meters
Varietals: Bourbon
Process: Wet Ferment, Soak, 14 Day Raised Bed Drying
Region: Kalihi, Southern Kivu

Now available at www.emerycoffee.com

Photo courtesy of Kickapoo Coffee.