Farmers of the cesmach coop

Farmers of the cesmach coop

el trufino forest

el trufino forest

Mexico - Cesmach

“Our red label coffee (our full body label) is from the CESMACH Cooperative (Campesinos Ecológicos de la Sierra Madre de Chiapas). CESMACH is located in the buffer zone of the El Trufino Biosphere in Chiapas Mexico. El Trufino is one of the largest cloud forests in Mexico and protects many endangered species of both plants and animals. It is home to some 390 bird species and contains the largest diversity of tree species in Central and North America. The almost 700 members that make up this Co-op organized themselves in 1994 and have dedicated themselves to organic farming practices to protect the fragility of the biosphere they neighbor, and to create a sustainable income for their families. Certified Organic and Fair Trade, this Mexican coffee offers notes of cocoa, roasted nut, and brown spice which makes a rich, smooth coffee for the fall season. “

-Derek Jamieson
Snowy Owl Coffee Roasters
Quality Control & Production Manager

Palmira countryside

Palmira countryside

Costa Rica - Don otto

“Our green label (our lighter body label) is a microlot grown by Otto Esteban Bonilla Avila in the village of Palmira, Costa Rica and is 100% Venecia coffee. Otto is part of the Vistas del Buru micromill which is a family business located within the Brunca region of Costa Rica, the same region in which Palmira is located. Coffee producers from Vistas del Buru participate in a program called "Casas de la Alegría" a cooperative operation started by UNICEF in colaboration with the Costa Rican government, international organizations and a number of regional micromills and cooperatives. The mission of “Casas de la Alegría” is to provide education and healthcare to the pickers' children (primarily indigenous Ngäbe-Buglé coming from Panama) during the coffee harvest. This unique coffee offers complex winey notes of tropical red fruit and citrus.”

-Derek Jamieson
Snowy Owl Coffee Roasters
Quality Control & Production Manager