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Trader Joe's Blend

Burundi / Guatemala
Dark Roast Cacao Nibs, Toasted Pecans, Dried Fig

 

Origin: Burundi
Origin: La Ceiba Cooperative 
Farm: Various Women Farmers Micro Lots
Farm: Various Small Shareholders
Region: Kayanza
Region: Palin, Escuintla
Elevation: 1500 - 1900 MASL
Elevation:1200 MASL
Variety: Bourbon
Variety: Caturra & Bourbon
Processing Method: Washed
Processing Method: Washed 


Burundi Coffee Story

All coffees from Burundi are small production micro-lots. Many are heritage coffees from plants with no genetic modification, often growing in the shade of banana trees, among cassava plants, corn, beans, and tea. Their quality is genuine and pure.

In Burundi, cultural norms shift slowly, and women still lack full property ownership rights or equal access to education. JNP Coffee uses the power of specialty coffee to transform the lives of women growers by paying them directly for their work, encouraging community and challenging customs as they become central participants in their local economies. Typically, women reinvest 90 percent of their income back into their families and community. No wonder women-produced coffee commands a premium in today's market. We recognize that it holds a value beyond coffee.

Guatemalan Coffee Story

La Ceiba is a collective of more than 40 indigenous Poqomam farmers from Palin. The Poqomam farmers have cultivated coffee for over 170 years, and are reclaiming the hillsides for the first time in 50 years. Red Bay Coffee and non-profit organization Farm2Cup have worked together for the past two years to help facilitate the export of La Ceiba's coffee, paying the farmers a fair price for the green coffee through a direct trade relationship.