Peru – “Paula Francisca Santos” is a vibrantly bright medium roast coffee, offering a medium body and notes of cane sugar, Meyer lemon, and raspberry. This coffee offers an average to above average amount of acidity and sweetness, with a well-rounded finish & body. This is really a coffee that cools beautifully, and the best of it is discoverable as it cools. The sweetness of these notes really flourish as the cup sits, making it an enjoyable coffee to drink at any temperature. It has a notably smooth finish, despite the sweetness and acidity.
Another unique attribute of this coffee is the producer, a woman by the name of Donã Elsa Zambora. Donã Elsa Zambora purchased her farm in 2006 and has been producing high-quality specialty coffee since then. Her farm produces lettuce, onions, bananas, and limes in addition to coffee. Donã Elsa has incorporated an extended drying process in addition to fermenting several coffee varietals at once to achieve the final result she’s looking for. Donã Elsa has been a member of COOPAFSI for 6 years and plans to continue producing high-quality specialty coffee. After drying, the coffee is sent to COOPAFSI for dry milling and preparation for export. COOPAFSI was established in 1969 in an effort to promote gender equality in coffee production and has focused heavily on ways to improve coffee quality and the livelihoods of its members.
So, you might be wondering what really makes this coffee special…
With March being Women’s History Month, we chose this coffee specifically to support a woman-coffee producer. As you may or may not know, Coffee Corral is a certified Woman-Owned Business, making March a little more special for us! While not only proud to be a woman-owned business, our co-owner, Courtlyn, sees to it that we not only carry the label confidently, but that we strive to give back to the future young women in our community.
As a woman owned business, we take March, Women’s History Month, quite seriously around here. While not only proud to be a woman-owned business, our owner, Courtlyn, sees to it that we not only carry the label, but that we never forget to give back to the future young women in our community.
Courtlyn is committed to paving the way and sharing her story as a woman entrepreneur and hopes to be an inspiration to other young girls who might be considering entrepreneurship or pursuing their ambitions in any aspect of business. Courtlyn truly believes the future is women and that any woman can be at the top if she puts her mind to it and stays committed, even in the face of a male-dominate world. Courtlyn believes in building the next generation of women to be strong and unwilling to back down in the face of adversity, and to do so, she believes in investing in today’s young girls.
For the last few years, we have chosen a girl or young women centric organization to work with and donate the proceeds of this coffee to at the end of March. This year, we have made the decision to work with the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore again.
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