Sometimes I can't believe how blessed I am to be able to travel to some of the most beautiful places to find good coffee. In November 2013 and again in June 2014, I had the privilege of traveling to Guatemala to source coffee directly from the farmers. We work with a great co-op in San Miguel Escobar (outside Antigua) called "De La Gente". We're really proud to have this great coffee back in stock again this year. This sweet, well rounded coffee is always a crowd pleaser.
From DLG: "Ask people in Guatemala what they want most and they won't mention aid or charity. What they want are opportunities - to education, to financing, to build businesses - so they can be self-sufficient and provide for their families. They have the intelligence, drive, and desire to succeed, but lack the specific training, education, and access to markets to sell their products.
De la Gente helps create the access needed to succeed and prosper. By providing the people with whom we work the necessary skills, knowledge, and tools, we are able to work together to create sustainable and profitable businesses with long-term viability. With increased income, they are able to invest in the education, healthcare, housing and nutrition needed for healthy and thriving communities."