Small farmers,Voices

Working together will bring peace to my land

3 Oct , 2013  

Fabian talks about his community to other Fair Trade farmers and workers at SCAA show in Boston

This post comes from my colleague Griselda Barraza.  As part of the work we are doing to include independent smallholder coffee farmers in Fair Trade, Griselda interviewed Fabian to learn more about his participation in the SCAA show back in April. Fabian Andres is 26 years old and he is already a leader in his [Read More]

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60 years in coffee

17 Jun , 2013  

Dona Concepcao, on her coffee farm with her recently harvested coffee drying in the patio

“60 years. I have been working in coffee my whole life,” responded Dona Concepção when I asked her how long she had worked in coffee.  She welcomed us on her coffee farm in Lajinha, Minas Gerais, Brazil, with brewed coffee, fruit and pastries she and her children made for us. When we began walking through [Read More]

Farm Workers,Small farmers,Voices

My first coffee show

20 May , 2013  

Farmers and workers at SCAA 2013

This post comes from my colleague Griselda Barraza.  She just attended her first SCAA coffee show.     Preparing for the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) show was a lot of work. We spent several hours getting all the logistics ready for the group of farm workers and independent small farmers that we brought [Read More]

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