At Host 2017 LA Genovese presents three new coffees from the Borea Specialtys Coffees line: they come from plantations in Africa and Central America that work with UTZ certification for sustainable agriculture and support and develop women’s work.
Region: Atitlàn. Area: San Miguel Pochuta, Chimaltenango. Farm: Finca Ceylan y Anexos. Altitude: 1.300 mt
Varietal: Arabica Bourbon e Typica. Processing: Traditional wet mill and dry processed
Since 1870, Finca Ceylan y Anexos has been property of the Echeverria family. Finca Ceylan has contributed with houses, drinkable water and education to its employees and their children. The farm maintains the river basins and the natural vegetation that grows nearby. The coffee residues from the wet mill are used as an organic fertilizer in the coffee plantation, creating a self-sufficient system. The farm has a natural forest that has been protected to conserve the different species of trees, plants and animals to protect the ecosystem.
UTZ stands for sustainable farming and better opportunities for farmers, their families and our planet, enables farmers to learn better farming methods, improve working conditions and take better care of their children and the environment. 4C products guarantee a high level of sustainability
Region: Sake Province. Altitude: 1.400 to 1.900 mt
Varietal: Arabica Kent and Bourbon
Processing: Fully Washed. The Sake coffee is carefully prepared using the wet processing method. The coffee is processed at the Sake washing station in the respective co-operative district. The washing stations are managed by women only.
Region: Kayanza. Mill: Kibingo. Altitude: 1.890 mt
Varietal: Arabica Red Bourbon. Processing: Fully Washed.
Burundi is a land with great coffee tradition. Its high altitude, thousands hills, volcanic soils, & abundant rains offer the ideal conditions for the production of exceptional & very exotic coffee. In Burundi there are no large plantations. Coffee is in fact grown in small family-owned farms and cherries are traditionally brought to the nearest coffee washing station.
The wet mill of Kibingo was built in the mid-eighties. It collects the cherries from micro plantations located around the station on the very high altitude hills close to the Congo-Nile Crest.
IWCA (International Women Coffee Association) was created in 2011, with the mission to support all aspects related to improving women’s skills through training and information, to enhance their role in Burundian society in general and agriculture in particular, focusing on coffee sector
– Fight discrimination and marginalization of women in the coffee growing community.
– Educate women on all techniques of production, processing and marketing of agricultural products in general and in the coffee sector.
– Collaborate with other organizations with similar visions and build strong relationships with women nationally and internationally through development activities.
Their program is to produce best coffee, sell it at high price, and distribute back a bonus to members, producers of cherries and empower women and their families.