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Elevation: 1400 to 1650 meters
Varietals: Bourbon,Catuai,Caturra,Catimor
Milling Process: Fully Washed
Drying Process: Patio

Asociación Barillense de Agricultores (ASOBAGRI), fair trade and organic certifications.

Café de Mujeres (Las Dueñas Café) is the culmination of an integrated program for 182 female members of ASOBAGRI. The program includes 5 women technicians providing training and technical support that is appropriately tailored to the needs of the members. Strategies like using coffee pulp to make organic fertilizers reduces the transportation costs associated with purchasing fertilizer from afar and creates an abundant source of plant nutrition that ensures better yields and quality. Income diversification investments in chicken farms, avocado trees and local cafeteria have also strengthened the options for women members.