Dulciniea " Dulce " Borge from Sitio Pinheirinho, Brazil
Dulce was born blind and is an immensely inspiring woman. Dulce never let her blindness cause her to fear her future or fear her work as a coffee farmer. Instead she sees it as an opportunity:
“Vision from the heart is much more important than vision from the eyes. The heart sees everything, while the eyes only see.”
Dulce is also a key part of the Flowers in Action (Flores em Aceo) Project. Flores em Aceo encourages women to produce, process and brand their own coffee, showcasing their talent, creativity and journey. The dedication and passion of these women have proved to be essential ingredients in the creation of outstanding coffee micro-lots.
Dulce says that working with coffee is very gratifying for her, not only because of the remuneration but also because of the ones who value her hard work. “There are moments when Jose Paulo finds himself a bit down, but then he thinks of me and all that I’ve been through, and how I am such an independent woman, able to roast, grind and pack our own coffee. He gets motivated and that’s how he keeps working with devotion and love” – she says.
Being women coffee roaster ourselves, we are very proud to be roasting this beautiful natural process Yellow Catuai from the amazing woman producer herself. We're tasting lots of tropical fruit notes and hints of toasted almonds.