Farm: Various smallholder members of ASMUCAFE, Women Producers
Variety: Castillo, Caturra, Colombia
In 2018 we realized a long term goal to begin sending members of the Hatchet family to origin in order to learn more about the coffee industry as a whole and to strive to create everlasting connections with the people from which we buy our coffee (importers, exporters, and farmers alike). We were lucky to be able to send four people. One of them being our killer cafe manager and doer of all things, Madison Steele. Madison went to Colombia and found a group of women whose goals and ambitions she was excited about just as much as she was their sweet, sparkling coffees. The following is an excerpt of Maddie’s field notes from her trip:
I cupped coffees from each of the coops that we visited and left Colombia knowing I wanted this particular coffee! It is a regional select coffee from ASMUCAFE(Asociación de Mujeres Agropecuarias de Uribe) that taste sweet and sparkling with hints of citrus.
I am humbled that to have visited ASMUCAFE’s headquarters and listened to these women talk about their current goals and aspirations. The women of the cooperative truly desire quality and excellence in their work. They are interested in everything from soil quality and new agricultural practices to cupping their coffee before it ever leaves the farm. They have a strong desire to continue growing their wealth of knowledge in all areas of green coffee production so they can continue to increase the quality of the coffees they produce. If you are interested in more about my experience, this coffee, or women in agriculture keep your eyes open for presentations this year at the Hatchet Cafe.”
Maddie is currently working on a few special projects around this coffee. Be on the lookout! We are so excited to bring you a freaking delicious Colombian coffee that we and our Hatchet Family are proud to serve!