Tasting Notes: Hazelnut, Fudge, Pear
In 2019, Propeller Coffee Co. was asked by Bows & Arrows to join a coffee roaster group to purchase incredible coffee out of a small community in Mataquescuintla, Jalapa, Guatemala. This is our second year purchasing from Producer Irineo Ramirez, and we look forward to many more years ahead in support of the communities fight to keep clean water flowing, their right to their land and their overall health and safety.
The Mataquescuintla group consists of mostly smallholder coffee producers, small scale fruit and vegetable farmers, and some shop owners - a community threatened and at constant risk due to a Canadian mining company nearby affecting their daily resources. The mining has affected their water, land, and health - as well as the political climate that often risks and threatens their lives. Getting coffee out was very difficult for this community and threatened their financial livelihood on top of the devastation they were already enduring by the presence of the mine.
Propeller is saddened to hear that these circumstances continue to proceed in coffee producing communities and we hope that their resistance to the temporary closure of the mine while the government considers the necessary consultation process remains active until it is resolved peacefully.
About Propeller Coffee:
At every step in the process, we take the extra steps to make our coffee the most sustainable it can possibly be: we maintain direct trade relationships; roast our beans using energy-efficient approaches in our low footprint roastery; use 100% biodegradable packaging for our coffee and offset our transportation with Bullfrog’s bio-diesel program. Propeller has also attained B Corp status, a rigorous international certification for companies that create local prosperity, strong communities, and a sustainable environment.
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