Origin Information

Grower
Unidad Ecológica para el Sector Café Oaxaqueño/UNECAFE
Variety
Typica, Bourbon, Mundo Novo, and Caturra
Region
Costa, Sierra Sur, Mixteca, Cañada and Papaloapan coffee regions in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico
Harvest
December – March
Altitude
900 – 1,600 meters
Soil
Clay minerals
Process
Fully washed and dried in the sun
Certifications
Fair Trade, Organic

Background Details

MEXICO FTO OAXACA UNECAFE is produced by Unidad Ecológica para el Sector Café Oaxaqueño, also known as UNECAFE. This is an association of small coffee producers founded in 2011. UNECAFE is run by members of the Chatino, Zapoteco, Mixteco, Chontal, and Chinanteco indigenous groups who live in 30 communities in the following coffee regions: Costa, Sierra Sur, Mixteca, Cañada and Papaloapan in the state of Oaxaca. UNECAFE has nearly 2,198 members, forty percent of which are women. Collectively, UNECAFE cultivates more than 13,359 acres of coffee. UNECAFE members currently participate in the following projects: Agroforestry and Carbon Sequestration, The Chatino Center for Ecological Agriculture, The Community Learning Center, and The Coffee and Sustainable Development Fund.