Bean Voyage: Womxn-Powered Coffee
Bean Voyage: Womxn-Powered Coffee

3 sales on Algrano

CR-51 Fadiva: Angie, Marlen, Mayra and Allen Vargas

  • Conventional (no certification): $8.5809 USD / kg

  • Origin: Costa Rica
  • Variety: caturra, catuai
  • Process type: Semi-Washed
  • Grower's cupping score (SCA): 83.75 points
  • Available quantity: 30 bags
  • Minimum order quantity (MOQ): 50 bags

last updated on 2020-07-14

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Cupped: April, 2020
SCA Score - 83.75
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Quality comment - The Fadiva sisters, Angie, Mayra, and Marlen are exemplary entrepreneurs in the community of Los Santos. Their family mill, Fadiva - newly named to mean Family of Vargas y Diaz (their last names) - was the first micro-mill in the region. They were founded in 1905 and grew rapidly until they faced financial challenges which led to the collapse of the mill. They said the banks didn't understand the coffee cycle (the income coming in during a very short period a year), and it posed challenges as they strived to grow their business. Then the brother, Allan and his wife, Angie, as well as the sisters, Mayra and Marlen, saw the opportunity 7 years ago. They rebranded and started the mill to become what it is today. Their farm and mill located from 1450m to 1800 masl produce and process some of the most notable coffees in the region. The sisters, additionally, saw the slowly but steadily growing domestic consumption and saw the opportunity. . “As much as we were involved in coffee production and processing, I felt like it was still very male-dominated. We loved coffee and still do, and wanted to do something with it. That is when it rang the bell in my head. I could combine my passion for cooking and experimenting, and the coffee!” says Angie. It led them to experiment with various recipes in their home kitchens - from coffee liquor to coffee butter and jam. Then, about 3 years ago, they nailed the recipes! Their products started gaining popularity among locals as they participated in different markets telling the world about their unique products. And last year, a big account - Walmart in Costa Rica - decided to have the products of the sisters in their stores across the country! The sisters, in every account, has so many new dreams and ideas. “We have learned to brew filter coffees and operate espresso machine because we dream to also run our coffee shop sustainably in the future” say the sisters. And we do not doubt that they will be able to do it!
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We are a feminist organization co-creating a sustainable coffee value chain that works for all including smallholder womxn coffee producers. We provide training access to womxn who have been historically excluded to improve their quality and farming practices and support them in accessing the market. Learn more: www.beanvoyage.com


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  • Relationships with Roasters in
    France, United Kingdom, and Taiwan
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Once the ordering period ends we will consolidate all coffees in a shared container. During transport, your coffee is fully insured. We will keep you informed about the shipment status.

Upon arrival of the coffee at the warehouse, you can choose between 2 delivery modes:

  • Doorstep delivery: We will take care of transport to your roastery. We will provide your coffee fully insured until it is ready for unloading from the truck at your roastery.
  • EXW (ex. warehouse) means that we will provide the coffee ready for pick-up at the terminal of the warehouse. You are responsible for organising transport and insurance from the warehouse to your roastery.

Currently, we can deliver coffee anywhere in Europe, except Hungary. For all European buyers, the coffee will be provided custom cleared in any case. Roasters in Switzerland choosing EXW will be responsible for customs clearance.

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