InterAmerican Coffee

Mexico FTO SHG FEDESI

FEDESI (Federacion de Sociedades Cooperativas Cafetaleras de la Sierra Madre) produces SHG Fairtrade Organic coffee in Escuintla, Huixtla, Motozintla, Siltepec in the region of Chiapas (800 - 1,500 masl). FEDESI was founded by 6 groups located in the municipalities of Motozintla and Siltepec with the objective of providing support to small producers in finding new markets, financing and government support. Currently, the organization has 1,540 producers with a certified volume of 5600qq of fairtrade organic coffee. Each small group provided its own coffee production for the first year of the organization in 2016, and the coffee was sold locally.

Most of the partners of Cooperative FEDESI are small producers with 3 acres each. Each have their own wet mill and dry the coffees on their own patios. Being part of the Cooperative has allowed members of FEDESI to become stronger, reach their goals and gain access to higher market prices. Together they have established a renovation program, built a nursery and offered trainings for leaf rust treatment for producers. Moreover, they support their community with small producer financing.

Cupping Notes: Balanced body, clean with sweet flavors and soft citrus, chocolate, caramel notes

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