ABOUT THE COFFEE:This coffee is produced at the family farm of Mini Granja Dilma, at an altitude of 1,300 metres in Musula, in the Marcala region (department of La Paz). It is grown on 4 hectares of land and harvested between December and March, before being left to dry in the sun on cemented areas.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER:
Maria Dolores Zelaya has worked in coffee production with her whole family for more than 25 years. The past 3 generations have grown coffee, and the Zelaya family now cultivates 4 hectares of coffee trees in Musula, in the Marcala region (department of La Paz), using organic production methods. Maria Dolores works on the farm daily with her husband and 5 children. Driven by a desire to improve professionally in numerous areas, she recently decided to join COMSA and has been following the training courses delivered by the cooperative. Cafés Organicos Marcala, COSMA, is a private company with a good understanding of the coffee industry and uses sustainable farming methods. The cooperative supports producers wishing to introduce state-of-the-art organic production techniques. It works hand in hand with its farms to promote the switch from conventional farming to organic agriculture underpinned by strong environmental values. The 700 or so producers who work with the company receive regular training in coffee cupping and organic farming. The cooperative also subsidises the education of local children in order to help future generations.