Picky, picky, picky…

Picky, picky, picky…

Picking leaves and stems from the cherries before they’re pulped. While it looks like there’s a lot of underripe coffee cherry in that pila [or, wash station] it’s actually a catui variety that ripens to a bright...
Ol’ Reliable

Ol’ Reliable

In this rugged land there’s places trucks can’t go. Fortunately, that doesn’t mean there isn’t reliable transportation for fresh-picked...
Double Certified

Double Certified

Up the hill from San Juan to the wet mill for the La Voz coop. Along the way a drying patio… That’s Fair Trade Organic coffee, which you could probably discern even if it weren’t writ large on the bags… just look for the clip-boards of...
Raisin’ the Roof

Raisin’ the Roof

Work is nearly complete on a new school in San Juan. Every child of the members of the La Voz cooperative goes to school. Every last one of...
The Voice That Cries in the Desert

The Voice That Cries in the Desert

At San Juan, we meet with the people of La Voz [La Voz Que Clama en el Desierto], a Fair Trade cooperative. Green Mountain and Heifer International have been working together with La Voz on a number of projects. GMCR’s Steve Sabol presents the people of La Voz...

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