Of the 32 members belonging to the Sociedad el Astal (ASTAL), 11 are women. This coffee is a selection of only those 11 lots.
Sra. Andrea Flores, president of ASTAL, says they are currently implementing a system to set premiums for women-produced lots.
Our importing partner, San Cristobal - who works exclusively in Nayarit, Mexico - makes payments to these producers 4-6 months post-harvest, in order to give them an income stream during the off-season. This ensures they are able to continue operating year- to-year.