Campsinos Ecolgicos de la Sierra Madre de Chiapas (Cesmach) is a coffee cooperative located in the southern highlands of Chiapas within the buffer zone of the El Triunfo Biosphere. El Triunfo is an area of great ecological importance because it contains two of the most complex and beautiful ecosystems in the world: the cloud forest and the tropical rain forest. El Triunfos unique ecosystems are home to an incredible quantity of plant and animal species considered rare or in danger of extinction Cesmach members are deeply committed to sustainable agricultural practices that prevent the encroachment of agriculture into the Biosphere and the disturbance of the natural resources within its boundaries.
Format: Whole bean green / unroasted coffee, 1lb (454g)
Cup Characteristics: Good acidity and body, exquisite aroma
Certifications: Caf Femenino, Fair Trade Certified, Organic
Varieties: Bourbon and Mundo Novo
Elevation: 900 - 1,350 m
Processing: Wet processing and sun drying
About Cafe Femenino The story of Cafe Femenino began in 2004 when women farmers from northern Peru began talking with their cooperative leaders about their desire to separate their coffee from the mens. These female members of Cecanor felt they put more care into their production, creating a superior product and wanted to know if there might be a market for womens coffee. Cecanor, having already established a partnership with Organic Products Trading Co. over the previous 10 years, collaborated with us to see how we might organize a womens only coffee for the international marketplace. Together we developed a full social program with the goal to empower female farmers using the production and sale of their own product as the vehicle to create social change. Today the Cafe Femenino Program continues to have a huge impact in the daily lives of women around the world and creates greater gender equality in families, cooperatives, and communities.