La Unión

Celebrate female coffee farmers and help us support women’s health with this new medium/dark single origin coffee produced by an all women producer group.

We are continuing to celebrate female coffee farmers and support women’s health initiatives with our delicious new, medium-dark, single origin roast from an all-female Cooperative in Colombia. Black Oak Coffee’s project to support an organization dedicated to women’s health in coffee producing countries is the only one of its kind in the United States.

Chocolatey, balanced, full-bodied

This coffee opens with the balanced flavor of cacao nibs. As the flavor continues, the cacao nibs are transformed into a semi-sweet, baker’s chocolate by the remarkable amount of sweetness this coffee brings to the table. The abundant sweetness is well balanced by a mild acidity, reminiscent of white grapes, as well as just a hint of the traditional bitterness of good Colombian coffee. 

Supporting women’s health

La Unión is the product of Ecoterra Rosa, an all female producer group composed of 40 female farmers. The women who compose Ecoterra Rosa organized themselves as a means of consolidating their power and using that power to sell directly into premium international markets. The women have used their profits to purchase coffee mills and infrastructure that allow them to keep even more money in their communities.

In addition to sourcing from 100% female owned coffee farms, 10% of all profits from this coffee go to support Grounds for Health,  an organization that screens for and treats cervical cancer in coffee producing regions. By identifying a health issue with a known solution and focusing on access, Grounds for Health is able to dramatically reduce the prevalence and mortality of cervical cancer in developing countries. Black Oak Coffee’s project with Grounds for Health is the only one of its kind in the United States. Read more about Grounds for Health.

How to brew La Unión

This coffee produces great cups with a wide range of brew techniques. We recommend using between a 1:12 and 1:15 brew ratio and steeping with water between 195 and 205℉ for no more than three and a half minutes.

Varieties: Caturra, Colombia, Castillo, Typica
Processing Method: Washed