BAKERS CHOCOLATE. MOLASSES. TOASTED NUT.

BAKERS CHOCOLATE. MOLASSES. TOASTED NUT.

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COUNTRY / Honduras
GROWER / Finca Caracol 
CERTIFICATIONS / Fair Trade, Organic
PROCESSING / Washed
ELEVATION / 1200 - 1600M

COMUCAP, which stands for Coordinadora de Mujeres Campesinas de La Paz (Organizer of the Rural Women of La Paz), is a cooperative located in southwest Honduras. It was founded in 1993 by women seeking economic independence to support their families.
Before COMUCAP was founded, men were the landowners in the region and made most of the business and production decisions. The women struggled to succeed economically and socially under this inequality, so they decided to take action to free themselves from their economic dependence on their fathers and husbands. This initiative led women in La Paz to organize and create COMUCAP.
Banding together, the women of COMUCAP purchased approximately one hectare of land and planted coffee. Through hard work and perseverance, the cooperative has grown their farmland from that single hectare to 37 hectares. COMUCAP also has a wet mill, drying patios, and a compost production plant that have helped foster coffee quality. Today, women have been able to purchase their own land, perpetuating economic stability and freedom while breaking a cycle of abuse.
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