A selection of the finest coffee beans, ecologically grown, harvested and carefully roasted and ground by small producers organized in Oaxaca; good, organic, fair-trade coffee.
The Organization & Organic Coffee is the coffee brand of approximately 4,300 small Oaxacan producers, organized into a federation of 42 unions with a presence in all the coffee growing regions in the state grouped under the name of State Coordinator of Oaxaca Coffee Producers (CEPCO).
It is organic, shade-grown, bird-friendly Arábica coffee.
Drinking La Organización coffee helps protect biodiversity and provide shelter and food for birds, especially migratory ones, since organic shade-grown coffee has been proved to offer them temporary accommodation, food and protection on their journey.
The heart of La Organización are its producers, who have sold coffee beans in a certified fair trade scheme since 1989. The goal was to change traditional ways of doing business to achieve less unequal, more direct trade between producers and consumers.
The State Coordinator of Oaxaca Coffee Producers (CEPCO) was created in 1989, in response to the elimination of the federal agency that brought together coffee-related activities in Mexico, the Mexican Coffee Institute (Inmecafé).
Since its inception, the movement behind the La Organización & Organic Coffee brand was established, linking various organizations of small coffee producers in Oaxaca’s coffee regions: Costa, Istmo, Mazateca, Mixteca, Papaloapan, Sierra Norte and Sierra Sur. They grouped together to promote sustainable development and improve the quality of life of their families.
By buying this product/service, you are contributing to:
- Biodiversity conservation
- Sustainable use of biodiversity
- Fair, equitable distribution of the benefits derived from the use of biodiversity
- Socio-economic sustainability (productive, financial and market management)
- Compliance with national and international legislation
- Respect for the rights of those engaged in BioTrade activities
- Clarity regarding land ownership and the right of use and access to natural resources