Community Action: MCCA

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Description

Origin Jinotega, Nicaragua
Producers Member Farmers of Gold Mountain Coffee Growers
Proc. Method

Washed

Elevation 1200-1600 masl
Varietal Red & Yellow Caturra, Red & Yellow Catuai, Bourbon, Pache
Roast Level Medium-Dark
Notes Red Apple, Dark Chocolate, Cherry

 

About the Coffee

Here at Sirius Coffee Roasters, we seek to enhance the lives of everyone we work with! This means being active contributors to the communities of our farmers and our local community. We are proud to bring you Community Action, with proceeds going to MCCA with every purchase! Here in the Bloomington-Normal area, MCCA has been in operation since 1965 to aid in addressing the economic issues of our neighborhoods and communities! There could be no better coffee to bring people together towards this cause than Gold Mountain's Community Lot, which sees Gold Mountain Member Farmers coming together to ensure a positive, sustainable impact can be made on every level of their coffee production! 

Roasted for every kind of coffee drinker, we invite you to join us in taking Community Action! 

 

C-Market Value: $1.78 / lb

Fair Trade Minimum: $1.60 / lb

We paid: $4.24 (Gold Mountain Community Lot: $3.96 / lb + $0.28 / lb shipping)

 

About Mid Central Community Action, Inc.

By MCCA

"MCCA envisions healthy and self-sufficient families interacting positively with one another in strong, safe, and diverse neighborhoods to enhance the community while preserving the environment. We work together to break the cycles of financial instability and domestic violence by providing expertise to pathways for advocacy, education, and support. We give people hope; increase their options, skills, and confidence; and coach them to make informed positive life choices. We focus on quality of life and living conditions with an equitable and sustainable lens. We embrace change, innovation, and collaboration to strengthen individuals, families, and communities."

 24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline: (309) 827-7070

 

About Gold Mountain Coffee Growers Community Lots

A truth about coffee farming is that not every coffee will meet the incredibly high standards of Gold Mountain's Microlot grade. Member Farmers of Gold Mountain Coffee Growers realized they could bring they could come together as neighbors and fellow seekers of excellent quality coffee and blend together an incredibly nuanced cup, ensuring no coffee goes to waste and maximizing the returns on their labor and efforts. From both a business and humanistic perspective, this coffee still reaches out to make a positive impact! It speaks volumes to the combined work found at Gold Mountain that this community lot coffee was entered into a roasting competition and won a medal! 

 

About Gold Mountain Coffee Growers

In 2015, Sirius Coffee Roasters was founded, and ever since, we have worked with Gold Mountain Coffee Growers. Located in Nicaragua, the Jinotega and Matagalpa regions have quickly become staff and customer favorites when it comes to their coffee choice! Building our relationship for 7 years and counting, we were immediately drawn to Gold Mountain’s shared devotion to sustainability and excellence. 

As a direct trade farming group, Gold Mountain Coffee Growers helps connect the specialty coffee farmers of Nicaragua directly with coffee roasters, overseeing their own export and import shipping across the world. Farms are treated like fine wine vineyards to maintain cup quality and social enterprise. We are constantly floored by the amazing taste of the coffees the farmers of Gold Mountain are able to produce year after year, but Gold Mountain’s impact on their communities and environment is what keeps us as firm supporters. 

Gold Mountain offers zero to low-interest loans to farmers to achieve whatever they see fit, provides free computer classes to coffee communities to further their education, and educates farmers and cafes on the human effort it takes to make coffee a reality. Gold Mountain Coffee Growers use chickens to provide natural fertilizer, machetes instead of herbicides to control weeds, mushroom-diluted water spray to reduce the coffee-eating borer beetle, and have an incredible water recycling program that uses volcanic filters. They even bought a rainforest just to protect the natural environment and prevent deforestation at their own expense. 

All of that is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the incredible work being done at Gold Mountain Coffee Growers and that is why we could not be more proud to work with them! 

 

    *Delivery options*

    There will be a $1 charge for local delivery orders in the following Bloomington-Normal zip codes: 61701, 61704, 61705, 61761 

    Orders placed by noon Friday-Monday will be delivered on Tuesday. Orders placed by noon Tuesday-Thursday will be delivered on Friday.