2021 Quality Award: Dos Granjeras
Author | groundwork coffee Date | February 16, 2021
Dos Granjeras literally translates to “Two Female Farmers” but to us, Dos Granjeras is so much more.
Every year we are fortunate to source incredible coffees from our partners at AMUCC, a 100% women-owned farming association in Colombia. The women of AMUCC are responsible for our best-selling Colombia single origin coffee, as well as our Fuerza Femenina coffee and last year’s Dos Granjeras Limited Reserve.
As a part of this ongoing relationship, every year we present the AMUCC Quality Award to two of more members of the association that set themselves apart from an already awe-inspiring group. These Quality Award winning coffees are blended together to create “Dos Granjeras,” a unique blend of micro-lots that can only be found at Groundwork. To award their hard work, the winners of this award receive an additional premium per pound of coffee purchased, as well as a gift of high-end brewing equipment and Groundwork gear. (left: Fabiola Tombe, Quality Award Winner)
By focusing this award on microlots within AMUCC, we are able to celebrate
Certified Organic farms that are focusing on producing quality product, beyond increasing yields. The additional premium paid allows our winning farmers to focus on what ends up in the cup, while maintaining their own income and livelihood. By celebrating these successes in organic coffee farming, we also help to encourage additional farms to transition to organic and regenerative farming practices. We are so excited to celebrate the work of Fabiola Tombe and Maria Potosi in this year's Dos Granjeras. Maria, featured right, was our first ever AMUCC Quality Award winner years ago, before we started blending Dos Granjeras. This is her second time winning the award. Fabiola (pictures above) is an integral member of AMUCC's leadership team and recently made the transition to organic herself. This is her first time winning the Quality Award.
This year’s winning coffees are undoubtedly something special and limited (We only have a very small amount!). Fabiola and Maria's blended efforts represent the incredibly high standards of the women of AMUCC. Featuring notes of Pomegranate, Honey, and Graham Cracker with a juicy body and citric finish, 2021’s Dos Granjeras will be available exclusively online while supplies last.