Aroma Dark Chocolate, Hazelnut
These beans come to you (via Semilla Specialty Coffee Importers and Advocacy in Montreal) from the farm of Israel Ramirez, part of the Los Ramirez family of coffee producers in Selguapa, Comayagua, Honduras. Israel plays a leading role within the Los Ramirez group as an organizer and leader of local efforts to improve coffee knowledge and quality.
Selguapa is a remote community in the Comayagua mountain range where the coffee farms are located at an altitude of around 1800m, some of the highest elevation coffee farms in the country. The elevation of this region enables the cultivation of Typica heirloom varietals, but its remote location has proved challenging for farmers in accessing the specialty coffee market. They choose to work with Semilla as they seek to meaningfully partner with and advocate for coffee producers through long-term relationships based in an ethic of care and respect.