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Aldea Development Team Introduction

Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve been giving you glimpses into the coffee harvest season in Honduras and introducing you to the work Aldea Development does. Today, we want to introduce you to our staff in Honduras. We invite you to get to know our team, and hope to show you the way they contribute to making Aldea who we are!  Each team member of our Honduras team has sent over an introduction, so you can get to know them, and their roles.      Carlitos: “My name is Charlie, known by most as Carlitos. I have been working with Aldea since 2010. I spent my first 9 years as head of accounting and as director of the beneficio...

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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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What Brittany Learned in Honduras

Last month Brittany visited Aldea Development in Honduras. While she was there she made friends (imagine that), saw the coffee farmers in action, and learned about our coffee production facility in that country. Brittany learned other stuff too, and she just had to share it with you all. 1. The world is colorful What did Brittany notice immediately about the Honduran landscape? "The colors are vibrant: it's purples, yellows, pinks, reds," she said. "The flowers and the buildings and the dresses and clothes on the people, it's very colorful." Sounds like we might want to schedule a bright shirt day at Aldea Coffee.   2. Water is important "We take water for granted," Brittany said after returning from her week-long...

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