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Ethiopia Shakiso Guji: The Mountain Coffee Farm

Ethiopia Shakiso Guji: The Mountain Coffee Farm

Guji is a distant and heavily forested swath of land stretching southeast through the lower corner of the massive Oromia region in Ethiopia. None of the routes to this area are short in distance or meant for the or for the queasy in any way. Thanks to the Guji tribe of people who have for generations tried to reduce mining and logging efforts whenever possible, the area is heavily forested and they continue to conserve the land’s sacred canopy. The Kayon Mountain Coffee Farm started in 2012 and is owned by multiple families that have been born and raised around...

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Mexico Chiapas: Mayan Harvest Women's Group

Mexico Chiapas: Mayan Harvest Women's Group

Mexico Chiapas Mayan Harvest Women's Group is sourced from 168 family-owned farms located in communities within the municipality of Bella Vista in the state of Chiapas, Mexico. Rosalba Cifuentes Novia, who was raised in the Bella Vista coffee community, has dedicated herself to helping producers with small plots of land (average 5 acres) earn a better price for their coffee. Rosalba ensures traceability for her communities' coffee by personally exporting the coffee directly to the Bay Area. Rosalba also concerns herself with the small details like being sure to pull samples without piercing the producers' bags, which has eliminated the...

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