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TRANS MENTAL HEALTH FUND: Carmen Cecilia Montoya


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As part of our ongoing efforts to fundraise in support of our beloved community members, Julien Langevin and Veronica Pearl, we are proud to announce a collaborative, mutual aid coffee release under the label Trans Mental Health Fund. With the support of Trans and CaffeinatedGlitter Cat BaristaGo Fund BeanTanbrown CoffeeUmeshisoAtlas Coffee Importers, and Cafe Imports, this is a true labor of love from queer coffee pros and allies to help two dear ones in need in Pride Month. All profits from the sales of these coffees will be donated directly to Julien and Veronica, who have both taken on significant debt in order to address mental health crises they’ve faced this year.

This is one of two offerings available through Trans Mental Health Fund, and it comes to us from Finca Los Pinos, a farmed owned by Carmen Cecilia Montoya in Antioquia, Colombia. It’s a lovely washed process Caturra Chiroso coffee, and we are tasting citron, tangerine, sugarcane, and mangosteen, along with a pleasantly coating mouthfeel.

For more information, or to directly donate Julien and Veronica, check out the Hot Medicated Summer campaign via GalaBid.

  • Producer

    Carmen Cecilia Montoya

  • Name of Farm

    Finca Los Pinos

  • Location

    Urrao, Antioquia, Colombia

  • Processing Station


  • Varietal

    Caturra Chiroso

  • Processing


  • Elevation

    2004 masl.

  • Importing Partner

    Cafe Imports

About Carmen Cecilia Montoya:

Carmen Cecilia Montoya is a second-generation coffee grower and owner of Los Pinos, a 3 hectare family farm located in Urrao, Antioquia. In 2014, her coffee was awarded 1st place in a Cup of Excellence competition. Ever since, she continues to hone her skills with harvest planning and operations, producing consistent, high-quality results year after year. She has an onsite micro mill and nursery where she grows Caturra Chiroso from her strongest trees. Furthermore, Montoya represents the growing trend of women producers taking ownership roles on farms with award winning results, bucking the patriarchal norms of the coffee industry and society at large–we love to see it! 

Trans Mental Health Fund:

We selected this coffee for Trans Mental Health Fund to exemplify the importance of gender equity and working together across the supply chain to support one another. We’d like to thank Cafe Imports for sourcing and donating this coffee, and Mar Childers of Tanbrown Coffee for the bag’s illustration.