Process: Natural (Honey)
Elevation: 1400m above sea level
Tasting Notes: Maple aroma. Sweet chocolate taste, strong undertones of sugar cane and a fruity finish.
Farm/Farmer information: Nestled near the pyramids of the Mayan King, 18 Rabbit (Uaxaclajuun Ub'aah K'awiil), Flhor Zelaya Ontreras set out to change the coffee culture in her area. Starting her first farm when she was five years old, she was already focusing on growing organically. Now, as an adult, Flhor is committed to total sustainability of the land. She acquired a Biodynamic certification, which guarantees that her farming not only has the absence of chemical pesticides and fertilizers, but that the planting of coffee does not disrupt the ecosystem. It instead works with it. She manages an all-female cooperative and has now partnered with Cafe Kreyol and Cafe Femenino, to begin an entrepreneur program for indigenous women in the mountains.
Healthier land makes better coffee, and for her hard work, Flhor earns over 300% higher wages than the Fair Trade minimum. We have come to love her in the time we have known her, and we hope you can see why.