Kieshe Foods Coffee Review & Mother's Day Giveaway

Kieshe is a U.S. based social enterprise owned by a Guatemalan small-scale farmer’s cooperative. Kishe Foods sells specialty coffee grown by small-scale farmers in the western highlands of Guatemala. Fair trade, organic and cultivated with care every step of the way. Join us...and be a part of community in a cup! 

Kieshe Foods LLC is a social enterprise founded and operated by their partner Federacion Comercializadora de Carfe Especial do Guatemala, (FECCEG).
FECCEG is a federation of 9 smallholder farmer certified organic and fair trade coffee cooperatives, comprised of roughly 1,000 small-scale farmers from the Western Highlands or Guatemala. FECCEG promotes woman's empowerment and gender equality by actively supporting woman directors and women in leadership positions in all cooperatives.

FECCEG is a federation of 9 smallholder farmer certified organic and fair trade coffee cooperatives, comprised of roughly 1,000 small-scale farmers from the Western Highlands or Guatemala. FECCEG promotes woman's empowerment and gender equality by actively supporting woman directors and women in leadership positions in all cooperatives.
I had the honor of trying the Kishe Woman-Grown coffee. It is woman-grown and handled only by women farmers during the entire process.  More than a third of Kishe Foods shareholders' farms are owned and operated by women. When  women have more influence on the farm, benefits can be directly traced to the improvement of their families' nutrition and education. Kishe continues to strive to empower more women to take leadership roles and produce high quality coffee.
WOMAN-GROWN

is a blend has delicious honey notes with a perfect hint of smooth vanilla. It leaves no bitter aftertaste and is a beautifully balance medium roast. It has a sweet, soft wine flavor with a medium lemon acidity. Brew a rich pot of Woman-Grown and enjoy an aroma filled with caramel, walnut and almond notes. Sit back and relax with this eye opening, taste bud pleasing coffee. When you buy Kishe Food Woman-Grown coffee you can smile knowing you are supporting  your fellow woman.
I could truly drink the Woman-Grown blend all day every day. I had a cup of it before my 7 hour long drive. I make this trip at least twice a month. I typically drink a large cup of coffee when I leave before my trip and then I get another huge cup on my way back home.  This time I had one cup of Woman-Grown and I found that I didn't need to stop for any more coffee on my way home. It kept me going and without any negative jittery feeling. Woman-Grown kept me going strong without needing to drink a gallon of it. I received a bag that was ground.  I found that it was perfectly ground to fill my reusable K-Cup and put in my single serve coffee maker with no issue. The size of the grind is the perfect size.....it did not compress to tight or seep through into my cup. I am sooooo happy knowing it will brew easily in my K-Cup, French Press and drip machine. YAY!!
RESERVE "EL VERGEL" 
Kishe Reserve coffee has been chosen with only one goal in mind, to be the best of the crop. Each lot is an exclusive coffee, coming from a unique land area where their partner farmers take advantage of rare environmental attributes, such as volcanic soil, altitude, rain patterns and humidity, to help them develop unmistakably delicate aromas and flavors.
These beans have been grown in a unique and amazing environment, the farm is based in a humid forest close to a Quetzal reserve, the National Guatemalan Bird.
This micro-lot has been chosen between the 20 best Guatemalan coffees by the Cup of Excellence 2015 event. With a sweet green apple flavor this high citric acidity coffee has a silky body, long finish. You will find vanilla, raisin and peach notes in this incredible blend.
Kishe Volcán Blend is made with a mix of beans from San Marcos and Huehuetenango, where the prominence of the volcanic soil results in a richer coffee. The producers are organized in the Acomnat and Comal organizations. This  dark roast coffee is the perfect one to start your day on fire!!!

Volcán is written in Spanish and means Volcano.

In this blend each bean is grown, farmed, dried and packaged in the shadows of 

Guatemala’s mightiest volcanoes. The blend is purposefully crafted to highlight specific flavors unique to our Guatemalan shareholders’ farms brought out by their rich volcanic soil, high altitude and climate. This is a full bodied coffee with a long finish. It has the flavor of sweet wine wine with a medium citrus acidity. There is a peanut aroma with caramel notes. mmmmm yummy!
By purchasing Kieshe products, you help FECCEG to continue developing programs that empower small scale farmers. In addition to their specialty coffee, and as a result of the crop diversification program, Kishe offers polyfloral honey and organic raw sugar cane. 

Simple Side of Life readers are being offered a super special deal on your Kishe coffee purchase.  When you buy a bag you will get 2 free samplers. How awesome is that!!!

GIVEAWAY!!!

Special times with Mom over Coffee Contest! 💖
Share with us a picture of your Mom drinking a cup of coffee and your favorite memory with her. You can also use a snap of your favorite photo of Mom and 2 cups of coffee on a table with your Memory!  Or Skype with your Mom and take a photo of the 2 of you drinking coffee that way and post. Get creative... photoshop Mom into a photo!!!  That would work too!  Or on Sunday when you all get together -- take a snap and quickly get it posted up that day!  
We will choose the best 5 pictures and they will receive a gift box with a delicious bag of Women-grown coffee plus a Limited Edition Mom Mug.
The contest is open till May 14!

Here is a link to the giveaway:
https://www.facebook.com/kishe.foods/photos/a.355591034545600.1073741826.313685502069487/1109156342522395/?type=3&theater

GOOD LUCK!!!

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