Mini Granja Dilma “Woman Coffee” Marcala, Honduras
Notes: Fruity, Full Body, Malic, Dark Chocolate, Panela
Maria Dolores Zelaya
Red bourbon, Red catuai
December to march
Under sun on patios
12% Tax Included
This coffee is produced at the family farm of Mini Granja Dilma, at an altitude of 1,300 metres in Musula, in the Marcala region (department of La Paz). It is grown on 4 hectares of land and harvested between December and March, before being left to dry in the sun on cemented areas.
The farm works in partnership with Cafés Organicos Marcala, a private company with a good understanding of the coffee industry and which uses sustainable farming methods. The cooperative supports producers wishing to introduce state-of- the-art organic production techniques. It works hand in hand with its farms to promote the switch from conventional farming to an organic agriculture underpinned by strong environmental values. The 700 or so producers who work with the company receive regular training in coffee cupping and organic farming. The cooperative also subsidises the education of local children in order to help future generations.
WHAT IS A WOMEN COFFEE?
We decided to support women producers by identifying their coffees with a WOMEN COFFEE logo. Why?
Because women play a vital role in the industry, they have a strong involvement in the farms and represent more than
70% of the labour force in the fields, harvesting, sorting the beans…
However, only 10% of them are entrepreneurs and only 20% are landowners (including joint ownership with their spouses).
Increasing the income of women producers has a direct and positive impact on the education of children and the comfort of the home.
Mini Granja Dilma
The Mini Granja Dilma farm is located at an altitude of 1,300 metres in Musula, in the Marcala region (department of La Paz). It is a family farm that has been managed by passionate producers for 3 generations and is now owned by Maria Dolorez Zelaya, with her husband and children. They work together using responsible and organic production methods. While coffee is the farm’s main crop (with 4 hectares of planted coffee trees), it is also used for horticultural, flower and poultry production.
COMSA cooperative | Committed cooperative
THE STORY OF THE PRODUCER
Maria Dolores Zelaya has worked in coffee production with her whole family for more than 25 years. The past 3 generations have grown coffee, and the Zelaya family now cultivates 4 hectares of coffee trees in Musula, in the Marcala region (department of La Paz), using organic production methods.
Maria Dolores works on the farm daily with her husband and 5 children. Driven by a desire to improve professionally in numerous areas, she recently decided to join COMSA and has been following the training courses delivered by the cooperative.