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Coffee by Carlitos: Special Limited Release!

Last year, we brought you the coffee of Charlie “Carlos” Heins, for the first time. It was a big hit and we loved your excitement and feedback. To date it is one of the highest quality coffees available at Aldea. Charlie’s coffee farm only produced 300 pounds this year, so we are again doing a limited release for the holidays. We want to show what a difference a year can make and how special we feel being involved in the lives of the growers we work with is. Charlie's Second Coffee Harvest You might think growing coffee in the mountains of Honduras seems like a romantic notion, Carlos proved it really can be. Seriously, maybe we should wait until Valentines...

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An Introduction to Aldea Development

Aldea means village or community in Spanish. This word has become the cornerstone of how we do what we do in both the United States and in Honduras. Aldea Development formed ten years ago in Honduras, based in a small town called La Union. A group of college students, including founders Andrew Boyd and Patrick Hughes, were ready to start a meaningful project upon  graduation. While learning about microfinance they decided this would be a good way to get started. Throughout the summer of 2009, with the help of the students from the local bilingual school, they began researching and forming the foundation of what Aldea Development is today. In the beginning, their focus was on microloans to coffee, corn...

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