Updated: May 28
Empowering Small Coffee Producers: Join Our Subscription and Make a Difference!
At Paralelo 14 coffee, we believe in the power of community and making a positive impact. That's why we're excited to introduce our unique subscription program designed to run parallel with the coffee harvest season. By becoming a subscriber, you'll not only enjoy exceptional coffee, but you'll also play a vital role in the development of the very coffee you savor. In this blog post, we'll shed light on the challenges faced by small coffee producers and how our subscription program aims to support them. Get ready to embark on a journey of flavor and empowerment! Did you know that small coffee producers often face limited resources when it comes to funding their growing season? Starting in December, the coffee harvesting process requires immense work and expertise. The quality of the coffee can significantly be affected if inexperienced coffee cutters are hired. To ensure outstanding coffee, it's crucial for coffee producers to employ skilled cutters and provide them with fair wages. However, unlike larger coffee producers with substantial cash reserves, small-scale producers struggle to meet these financial demands. Some resort to bank loans or borrow from family members, resulting in high interest payments. But there is a way to alleviate this burden and empower small coffee producers. We're excited to announce that our subscription program for the 2022 harvest will sponsor Luis Minas, our esteemed Antigua producer. Our commitment goes beyond just purchasing his coffee; we aim to provide support and financial stability throughout the year. Instead of forcing Luis to take on loans, we will pay him in advance every quarter. This enables him to avoid financial struggles, invest in his farm, and ensure a successful harvest. By subscribing to our program, you become a crucial part of this cycle of empowerment. When you enjoy our coffee from the 2021 harvest, you're directly impacting the upcoming harvest through your subscription. Your support not only allows Luis Minas and other small coffee producers to sustain their farms but also aids in the purchase of essential resources such as tree trimming, new plantations, natural fertilizers, and inspections for infections or issues. Your subscription is an investment in their future success and the ongoing improvement of the coffee you love. As you savor each cup of our extraordinary coffee, remember the journey it took to reach your mug. By subscribing to our program, you become a catalyst for change and empowerment in the world of small coffee producers. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all our subscribers and encourage you to share the impact you're making by referring us to your friends and loved ones. Together, let's celebrate the richness of flavor and the power of unity through our subscription program.