We are closed for all statutory holidays.
The Cuban beans for 2015-16 have been received through as local importer .
The Guatemalan was in the warehouse as of July 17, 2015. That's 23 sacks of 152 lbs each. Yes - the international trade in coffee is measured in a unit called the "sack".
Nicaraguan has been ordered from both the Flor de Pancasan and Flor de Dalia. Both are farmers' co-operatives. We hope to have 22 sacks from them for our use, and another 40 sacks for World Community on Vancouver Island. Another 5 sacks will go to a volunteer-run coffee business in Oakland.
Flor de Dalia Co-operative
This group of 217 growers (138 men and 79 women) was founded in 2004. They are spread over 18 communities in the municipality of Tuma la Dalia, Matagalpa Department, Nicaragua.
Flor de Pancasan Co-operative
There are 316 partners in this venture. It serves 14 communities near the town of Matiguas, Matagalpa. It dates to May , 2006.
Over 15 years ago, we were one of the first fairly traded coffee companies to buy direct from farmer associations in Latin America. Today, we continue to pay at least 20% over the fair trade minimum.
Our coffees are organically grown under a canopy of shade trees, protecting bio-diverse environments. Enjoy a better quality bean and support bird friendly, sustainable farming that benefits coffee farmers, the planet and you.
Café Ético goes above and beyond fair prices for farmers: 100% of our profits support human rights in Latin America through CoDevelopment Canada, a BC-based non-profit.