Female Farmer Series: Bella Vista - Chiapas

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Bella Vista is sourced from 168 family-owned farms located in communities within the state of Chiapas, Mexico. Rosalba Cifuentes Tovia, who was raised in the Bella Vista coffee community, has dedicated herself to helping producers with small plots of land (averaging 5 acres) earn a better price for their coffee. Rosalba ensures traceability for her community's 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 cost for replacing damaged bags. These efforts allow producers to earn higher prices and reinvest in better agricultural practices and improve the livelihoods for their families.

Bella Vista from Chiapas - A delicious single origin
10% off profits from Bella Vista go to Grounds for Health

This is the first year that the Mayan Harvest Women’s Group has exported coffee. Through Mayan Harvest’s system of traceability and improved premiums returned directly to the women, this coffee recognizes their work and gives them financial empowerment

This access to the specialty market enables these women to sell their coffee at prices often several fold more than they could by selling into commodity markets. By purchasing this coffee you are becoming the final connection in a chain of well-being and fairness that links producer to consumer. This connection empowers the hard working producers to reinvest in their crop and in their communities ensuring delicious coffee and happy healthy neighbors for years to come.

by Black Oak Team | July 05, 2020 | 20 Comments

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