Nicaragua Prodecoop Zeledon – 10 oz
Cooperativa Multifuncional José Alfredo Zeledon (JAZ) is a small, democratically run association comprising 357 smallholder members in Madriz, Nicaragua. It is one of the cooperatives that make up PRODECOOP.
The co-op was founded by 35 smallholders in 1996 and has grown to include farmers from 12 different communities in the area. A strong emphasis is placed on electing leadership and representatives who are diverse and reflect the entire community: This structure includes a board of directors, supervisory board, a commission for education and promotion of cooperativism, and a gender commission. There is also a small extension service of 4 volunteer members who provide technical assistance and agricultural guidance to the community.
Cupping Notes: Sugary, sweet and savory with tart acidity, clove, cocoa, citrus fruits and a heavy mouthfeel.