Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Women of Chajul

The second Coffee Kids project we visited was in Chajul, located in the Ixil triangle. To get there, we drove five hours from Antigua till the pavement ended and another two hours on dirt roads. Chajul is still battered from the thirty-year civil war which devastated its indigenous community. Non-profit organizations have responded by contributing […]

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Anabella and Her Coffee Kids Projects – ADESPA

This is Anabella.  She runs her family’s farm Finca Santa Felice in Acatenengo.  She coordinates the Coffee Kids project (ADESPA) that serves the area around her plantation. Today she celebrated her birthday with the kids at the community center and then drove us an hour to Antigua.  Her dog came along too because Anabella wanted […]

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Certification…For The Birds!

First stop in Guatemala was Finca Nueva Armenia, owned by the Recinos twins, a farm certified as bird friendly by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center (SMBC). So what’s bird friendly? Basically it’s a farm that puts the birds interest in mind, and has a number of wonderful residual benefits. First, it’s organic; no fertilizers. Coffee […]

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