In the Cup: Balanced with floral aromatics and notes of honey and panela
Maria Potosi would like to tell you the story behind this very special offering:
“I am a woman of peasant origin dedicated to work in the field for more than 40 years and 35 producing coffee. I have been a member of the cooperative since the year 2000 and a member of the Flo-Organic group known as Association of Women Coffee Growers of Cauca (AMUCC) since 2014.
I am an enterprising woman and, with my family, have managed to survive with the cultivation of coffee; I consider that to be a part of the cooperative’s specialty coffee program that has brought us great benefits and personally allowed me to have a continuous involvement through training, putting into practice the technical recommendations on good agricultural practices and standards of clean production, discipline, and order that I must follow to hold the organic and fair-trade certification.
Being a producer of organic coffee is to have social and environmental awareness to contribute to the health of my family and consumers of my product.
In the late ’90s, my family was victim of forced displacement by members of groups outside the law, as guerrillas and paramilitaries in the area forced one of my children to leave the region.
I am part of the cooperative of coffee growers in Cauca, which has allowed me to sustain my business, which is based on my family labor during the harvest season and gives job opportunities to other neighboring people to work.”