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Acodihue
Huehuetenango, Guatemala


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Manos de Mujer

Cafe con Manos de Mujer was harvested at an average altitude of 1,625 meters above sea level and was produced by 292 women. Only 22% of ACODIHUE’s annual production goes under the designation of Manos de Mujer, representing a refined selection of the cooperative’s coffee. The women who grew this coffee have actively been participating in women’s empowerment courses offered by ACODIHUE to help develop leadership skills and improve self-esteem and confidence.

The varieties grown are Pache Verde, Caturra, Catuai and Bourbon, which result in a sweet and fruity cup with notes of dark chocolate and cacao nibs.

 

 

Location: Centro de Cantinil, San José, Nueva Independencia, Triunfo, Las Lomas, Villa Nueva, San Francisco, Los Méridas, Villa Linda villages from Union Cantinil municipality, Huehuetenango, Guatemala

Variety: Pache Verde, Caturra, Catuai, and Bourbon

Process: Washed

Elevation: 1,300-1,950 m.a.s.l.

Certification: Fair Trade, Manos de Mujer

Number of members: 292 women

Union Cantinil | Manos de Mujer | Continental NJ

This lot was produced by 61 passionate women from the mountains of Huehuetenango in the villages of Vista Hermosa in Union Cantinil. The highlands help to create microclimates that highlight notes of chocolate, honey, maple syrup and caramel, definitely a sweet cup you can't miss!

 

 

 

Location: Vista Hermosa, Union Cantinil, Huehuetenango, Guatemala

Variety: Pache, Caturra, and Bourbon

Process: Washed

Elevation: 1,300-1,900 m.a.s.l.

Certification: Fair Trade, Manos de Mujer

Number of members: 61 women

Red de Mujeres

The coffee from this lot was produced by a group of 139 women who are part of the AWAL NAN Women’s Network which supports the economic and personal development of their members. These women belong to 23 different groups that are located in 5 different municipalities of Huehuetenango: San Pedro Necta, Todo Santos Cuchumatan, Jacaltenago, Unión Cantinil, and San Antonio Huista.

This washed coffee was grown at around ~1300-1500 meters above sea level, and the varieties grown are Pache, Caturra and Bourbon, which result in a sweet and fruity cup, with notes of berries, graham cookies, honey and mandarin; it's like dessert in a cup!

 

 

 

Location: San Pedro Necta, Todo Santos Cuchumatan, Jacaltenago, Unión Cantinil, and San Antonio Huista municipalities, Huehuetenango, Guatemala

Variety: Pache, Caturra, and Bourbon

Process: Washed

Elevation: 1,300-1,950 m.a.s.l.

Certification: Fairtrade, Manos de Mujer

Number of members: 139 women

ABOUT THE PRODUCER

Investing in the next generation of coffee.

ACODIHUE was founded in 1996 in Huehuetenango, a renowned coffee-growing region in western Guatemala. 80% of ACODIHUE's coffee is grown by indigenous women producers in Cuchumatan, a municipality of Huehuetenango nestled in the Sierra de los Cuchumatanes, the highest non-volcanic mountain range in Central America.

ACODIHUE is focused on supporting the next generation of coffee growers and has implemented a generational advocacy initiative to support and promote the inheritance of farms by the children of coffee farmers. Through the program, youth participate in key training events covering organic production, agronomic best practices, post-harvest management, marketing, and sales.

Currently, ACODIHUE has 5,342 members of which 1,533 are women and 3,810 are men. The members of ACODIHUE, are small-scale agricultural producers of coffee, honey, corn, potatoes, peanuts, and hibiscus flowers. The producers also keep birds and sheep.


Empowering women and youth.

Our relationship with ACODIHUE began in 2010. Ever since then, we've continued to be impressed with ACODIHUE's many initiatives to invest in women producers and empower youth. We find that coffees from these groups consistently taste better and score higher.


Manos de Mujer.

ACODIHUE has obtained the certification of “Manos de Mujer” or “Women’s Hands” in recognition of the contributions these women have made to their households and to the national economy. Only 22% of ACODIHUE's annual production is designated “Café con Manos de Mujer,” representing a limited, refined selection of the cooperative's coffee. The women who grew this coffee have actively been participating in women’s empowerment courses offered by ACODIHUE to help develop leadership skills and improve self-esteem and confidence.