There is A Better Future … Make Sure to Plant the Seeds

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Coffee Farmer Associates weigh 2016 crop of export grade Arabica coffee beans. Chajul, Guatemala

COFFEE: ARABICA ORGANICALLY GROWN IN THE MOUNTAINS OF GUATEMALA

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This coffee is healthy with no disease, and heavy production of Arabica coffee cherries is expected in November 2016 . Elevations of 6500 feet and organic soil produce the some of the best coffee in the world! Chel, Guatemala

 

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Only 15% of the coffee berry actually ends up making your morning cup of coffee.  After being hand picked and hand sorted, these ripe coffee berries go through a “pulpero” that removes the fleshy cherry from the inner bean.

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Coffee beans of 2015 crop are prepared for “cupping”. Chajul, Guatemala

 

 

 

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Chel Coffee Farmers to construct a commercial size worm farm that will provide organic fertilizer. Chel, Guatemala

TEXTILE AND BASKET ARTISANS

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Maya Ixil women gather to weave bracelets.  The beautifully designed blouses and skirts are woven on backstrap looms in patterns and symbols handed down through the generations. AME-Ixil  The Women’s Entrepreneur non-profit Association, Chajul, Guatemala.

For information regarding Maya Ixil textiles and baskets please contact Manuel Laynez email: manuelaynez388@gmail.com

                                                  

Bright Star Philanthropy Partners (BSPP) is a shared value community development initiative of Bright Star Grant Consultants. BSPP identifies and supports Central American indigenous leaders to realize solutions that they design and execute with BSPP collaborations, technical assistance, and grants. BSPP ignites peer grant maker, non-profit, and corporate actors to create shared value solutions in collective impact poverty alleviation. 

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