Organic coffee wins Super Mujeres Nicaraguan competition

Mary Elsy Caldera of 5 De Junio Cooperative has won the inaugural Super Mujeres Nicaragua competition for women with a certified organic washed coffee that scored 87.67 points.

Martha Lorena Castilblanco of Alejandrita Farm in Jinotega won third place for her natural process coffee with 87.47 points.

“I am thrilled and appreciative to have the opportunity to be a part of Super Mujeres. Martha Lorena Castilblanco of Alejandrita Farm in Jinotega, the third-place winner, says that this programme encourages her to continue her daily struggle to produce the best coffees in Nicaragua and her efforts to provide a decent life for her family.

The Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE), in conjunction with Nicaragua’s National Commission for the Transformation and Development of Coffee Farming (CONATRADEC), has announced the 18 winning coffees of the inaugural Private Collection Auction (PCA), which represent seven varieties, three processing methods, and three regions of Nicaragua.

“We would like to congratulate all of the Super Mujeres competitors who are women coffee farmers. These coffees were extremely well-balanced, clean, structured, and complex, to our delight. Excellent coffee is the result of hard work and commitment. We wish all the super mujeres the best of luck in the auction,” says Jommalyn Angeles of Cypher Urban Roastery in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, a member of the jury for the Global Coffee Centre.

On June 23, the Super Mujeres auction will take place. It will highlight Nicaragua’s Super Women coffee growers, who lead the country’s quality push, empower their families and communities, and make Nicaragua proud through their hard work and perseverance.

The starting price for the winning coffees will be $5.00 per pound, with lot sizes ranging from three to five 30-kilogram boxes.

As a result of women’s leadership, cultural and social patterns in Nicaragua have shifted towards equality, empowering more women.

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