Organic Mexico HG Oaxaca CEPCO Fair Trade

RNY # 38717

Organic Mexico HG Oaxaca CEPCO Fair Trade

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Position: INSTORE

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Elevation: 900 to 1700 meters

Varietals: Bourbon,Mundo Novo,Typica

Milling Process: Fully Washed

Drying Process: Patio and solar dried machine

Harvest Start Month: December

Harvest End Month: March

Export Start Month: March

Export End Month: July

In 1989, after the Mexican government abandoned the coffee sector because of budget cuts, the Oaxacan State Coffee Producers Network (CEPCO) was established. CEPCO was able to unite small producers throughout the Oaxacan region and uses the revenue from their Fair Trade sales to provide credit and savings support for its members, promote women’s organization and technical assistance to families, provide life insurance for members and to fund infrastructure improvements. Currently 90% of CEPCO’s farmers own less than 2 hectares.