Dominican Republic - Ramirez Estate Organic - Direct Trade - Shade Grown
This coffee comes from a certified organic single estate in the Jarabacoa region of the Dominican Republic. The Ramirez Estate employs over 400 people. 40 percent of the workers are female and many of them are Haitian migrant workers. Workers are paid roughly 300 percent higher wages than Fair Trade to the Estate and they use a decent portion of their profits to create sustainable gas recycling (to reduce emissions), water filtration (to prevent river contamination), and to donate computers and books to many of the local schools. This estate is an example of how a coffee business that becomes successful should operate in its community.
Mellow, smooth and creamy body. Notes of Almonds that round off to a slightly sweet finish.