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Origin Information

Grower
Coordinadora Estatal de Productores de Café de Oaxaca (CEPCO)
Variety
Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai, Mundo Novo and Typica
Region
Oaxaca, Mexico
Harvest
October – March
Altitude
900 – 1700 meters
Soil
Clay minerals
Process
Fully washed and dried in the sun
Certifications
Fair Trade, Organic

Background Details

MEXICO FTO OAXACA CEPCO ALTURA EP is sourced from family-owned farms organized around the Coordinadora Estatal de Productores de Café del Estado de Oaxaca (CEPCO), an umbrella organization operating throughout the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. CEPCO members come from indigenous groups including the Mixteco, Zapoteco, and Mixe. CEPCO accesses the international coffee markets for farmers to have greater earning capacity from direct trade relationships. CEPCO has also invested in diversification initiatives with a particular emphasis on empowering women’s groups to be the vehicle for progress in their communities.