In February of 2019, several members of the Utopian team traveled to Huehuetenango Guatemala to meet the women farmers of the ACODIHUE cooperative. For several years we had purchased their cooperative blend Cafe de Manos de Mujeres.
The quality has been consistently among the best of what Guatemala has to offer, and we naturally wanted to develop a deeper relationship with these women.
Vista Hermosa was a one women-farming community associated with the ACODIHUE cooperative. ACODIHUE works with communities like Vista Hermosa to grant women more equity, autonomy, and agency through coffee production. We were moved by the stories of the women in this community and wanted to learn how to further support them.
This year we bought a large portion of their crop and plan to highlight their story as much as possible. 2021 marks the third year we’ve purchased from this group, and this year’s selection is nothing short of wonderful with lots of chocolate and plum flavors paired with generous sweetness and depth resulting in an approachable and comfortable cup.