A first step towards farmer organizations

During my visit to Honduras, last month, I visited the Cruz Alta community in Santa Rosa de Copan. I visited Efigio at his farm where the other farmers in his Fair Trade group were already meeting. Efigio is a young independent smallholder that grows coffee just as his parents and his older brother do. He …

extraordinary people behind extraordinary coffees

“There are no specialty coffees, only extraordinary people who produce excellent coffees.”   –  Marino Yanapa, CECOVASA I met Raúl Mamani six years ago when he came to the U.S. to promote his cooperative’s coffee and to speak to consumers and industry about Fair Trade. It took him three days to travel to Lima from …