Manos Campesinas is an apt name for an export company dedicated to bringing coffee directly from the hands of producers. As an umbrella organization, Manos Campesinas helps smaller associations of producers gain access to the international market. This particular lot comes from three groups in the lesser known coffee producing region in the department of San Marcos, which is actually home to two impressive volcanoes (Tajumulco and Tacaná) boosting the highest elevations in all of Central America. Each of these community associations (Plan Villa Nueva, Media Cuesta, and Aprocafé Acdi) focus attention on training producers on best organic practices to manage their farms. In addition to making their own organic fertilizer, producers use their own micro-mills to process harvested cherries, which includes hand sorting, depulping, fermenting, washing and drying the coffee to 11 percent moisture. At this stage, Manos Campesinas steps in with transportation, warehousing and cupping analysis to establish a traceable community blend with a vibrant regional profile ensuring greater producer earnings.