Tag Archives: APECAFORM

424. CQI launches gender initiative

Kimberly Easson has been present at the creation of lots of noteworthy efforts to make the coffee trade more equitable.  She was part of the original team that brought Fair Trade Certification to the U.S. coffee market in 1999 to create new market opportunities for smallolder farmers.  In 2003, she co-founded the International Women’s Coffee […]

154. CRS (and friends) at SCAA 2011

Tomorrow I travel to Houston for the annual gathering of the SCAA.  CRS has participated in some capacity in every SCAA since 2004, but this year is special.  It marks our first time participating in Symposium, our first time with a booth on the show floor (#441) and the largest CRS delegation ever.  With new […]

144. APECAFORM – Coffee between volcanoes

APECAFORM’s name tells you a lot about the organization’s members.  APECAFORM is the Maya-Mam Association of Smallholder Organic Coffee Farmers.  Its 472 members are Maya indigenous people who speak predominantly Mam, one of more than 20 languages spoken in Guatemala.  They are also smallholder coffee farmers committed to organic shade farming. What the name doesn’t […]