5 de junio – June 2018
5 de junio hails from Las Sabanas, a mountain community in the Madriz region of Nicaragua. The cooperative arose from the foresight and dedication of producers like Gisella Hoyes, who saw an opportunity for producers in her small community to work together and better access the market. Before the founding of the cooperative, Gisella and other farmers in Las Sabanas had to make a strenuous, two-hour trip just to reach the closest market. Her coffee was often compromised during the trek, and given her lack of bargaining power as a smallholder producer, she had to settle for prices that barely covered the cost of production. Today, 5 de junio represents Gisella and over 300 other coffee producers, who together sell their green coffee to some of the most premier roasters in the US. 5 de junio producers boast Fair Trade and organic certifications that garner higher premiums, and for the first time, now have access to available credit to invest in enhancing their production and fortifying their farms against ecological threats. We hope you delight in this special coffee direct from Gisella and 5 de junio!
“The cooperative is a respected, prestigious organization because we work with honor and responsibility.” -Gisella Hoyes
Tasting Notes: cinnamon, mandarin, chocolate
Altitude: 4,757 ft. above sea level
Varietals: caturra, typica, catuai, maragojipe
Region: Las Sabanas, Nicaragua