Impressions: apple, plum, cane sugar, macadamia
Roast degree: light-medium (2.5/5)
Region: Casillas, Santa Rosa
Farm: El Durazno
Farmer: Luis Roldan
Variety: Red Caturra
Partner importer: Semilla
For a second year in a row, we are thrilled to bring you beautiful coffees from Luis Roldan.
In addition to this red caturra light roast, you can enjoy the yellow catuai medium roast from the same producer as well.
The red caturra is also featured in our Round' the Clock Espresso, our darkest roast.
Luis, an agricultural engineer by trade, is a new member of the Semilla network. It's the second time he sells internationally, and just like like year, we bought all of his production.
Luis is an active and well respected leader of the Cafe Colis Resistencia, a producing group from the Indigenous Xinka community around Mataquescuintla, Guatemala.
They are interested in developing an international market for their coffee, and therefore finally receiving fair prices for their work.
The group is opposing the exploitation of the Escobal silver mine, owned by Vancouver-based Pan American silver. This Canadian company wants to go ahead and exploit the mine on Indigenous land despite being in contravention of the United Nations Declarations of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
We are proud to join Semilla in their efforts to stand on the side of Indigenous sovereignty and landing our support for this producing group. Not only does Semilla buy the coffees at solid prices, they also lend their voices as Canadians against this illegal extractive project.