UNECAFE is a cooperative representing small farmers in all six regions of Oaxaca, Mexico and have been producing fair trade and organic certified coffees since 1999. Of the 1591 members, 40% are men and an impressive 60% are women producers making this a very important coffee representing our “Women in Agriculture” theme this year.
This particular coffee is grown on the mountain ranges facing the Pacific Ocean by small indigenous farmers of the Zapotec Nation. Although not a direct relationship for Just Us! UNECAFE has developed the capacity for in-house technical training, production, storage, marketing and export of their own coffee such that the only step between this UNECAFE and Just Us! was the importer, Café Imports.
Le Mejor de Mexico is a coffee competition that was organized for the first time this year by Café Imports, an American coffee importer located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Cuppers from Canada, USA, and Mexico participated as judges to choose 15 of 30 coffees above 86 points