Atlas has been working with CODECH (Coordinadora de Organizaciones de Desarrollo de Concepción Huista) for over ten years. Of CODECH’s 482 members, 167 are women. Within CODECH are four base associations, one of which is ADIPY (Asociación de Desarrollo Integral Productivo Yamanonh), with 92 women contributors. In addition to offering micro-lots like Isabela’s, Atlas curates regional blends that are representative of the prevailing flavour profiles of each association, and Dispatch purchased the ADIPY lot in 2018. This coffee was a hit, leading us to build upon the relationship by evaluating some of the micro-lot caliber submissions from ADIPY’s women contributors and bringing one selection to the menu. Vibrant tropical fruits layered atop a creamy, custardy foundation helped Isabela’s lot leap from the table and quickly win our hearts.
As was the case in much of the world, COVID hit Guatemala hardest in early 2021, and logistical challenges sustained well into 2022. Nonetheless, in both years, she was still able to produce enough high-quality coffee to earn a secondary premium payment at the end of the harvest. Frankly, this is absolutely incredible. It is humbling for a producer of Isabela’s age to continue helming her family farm, amidst all of the recent years’ chaos, and we are so thankful that we are the roasters who have the chance to represent her, yet again.
In the cup, we taste nectarine, rose hip, and custard.