This fair trade, organically grown coffee makes an excellent decaf cup
Clean & Sweet
A Decaf Full of Flavor
The green coffee is pre-soaked in water to expand the beans for caffeine extraction. The beans are then introduced to a solution concentrated with coffee solubles that extract the caffeine without extracting the coffees particular flavor.
Small Family Farms
The Oaxacan coffee growing region is filled with small family farms, each consisting of just a few acres of land. Nearly forty percent of the producers are women who rely on coffee income to support their families. More than 4,000 of these producers from 134 communities and 45 producer associations have consolidated their efforts into an umbrella cooperative called Coordinadora Estatal de Productores de Café del Estado de Oaxaca (CEPCO).
About the CEPCO
CEPCO helps producers gain access to credit and certifications, has led the leaf rust recovery effort in the region, and has helped establish higher prices and more producer income to support best agricultural practices and improve livelihood.
CEPCO accesses the international coffee markets for farmers to have greater earning capacity from direct trade relationships. CEPCO has also invested in diversification initiatives with a particular emphasis on empowering women’s groups to be the vehicle for progress in their communities.