Celebrate Fairtrade coffee with this gift box, containing two terrific Fairtrade coffees from our partners: Guatemala Guaya'b and Kenya Iyego. These coffees come from cooperatives that invest in education and sustainability for their members; we're delighted to be able to contribute to their projects through our Fairtrade premiums.
Guatemala Guaya'b: Guaya'b means "mutual support" in the indigenous Mayan language, Popti. Nearly all of the 600 members of this 33 year old cooperative are of Mayan descent. The cooperative invests heavily in sustainability, evident from their multiple certifications: Smithsonian Bird Friendly, Organic, and Fairtrade. The coffee is grown under lush shade canopies which create habitats for native and migratory bird species; promoting biodiversity and fostering healthy ecosystems. In our 11th year purchasing coffee from this cooperative in northern Guatemala, this year's harvest is a stunner: syrupy chocolate with complex stone fruit accenting the cup make for great brews and amazing espresso.
Kenya Iyego: The Iyego Coffee Growers Cooperative Society is a member owned co-op established in 1959 in Central Kenyas Murang’a region. The society focuses on educating its 7,528 members on every step of coffee production, from soil management and plant nutrition through harvest and processing which includes a nursery project that develops rust and disease resistant varietals which it can offer members at subsidized prices. In recent years, Iyego has invested in digital receipt tracking for its farmer members in order to increase transparency and efficiency.
- One 12oz bag of Guatemala Guaya'b (Fairtrade Organic Smithsonian Bird-Friendly)
- One 12oz bag of Kenya Iyego (Fairtrade)
- Whole bean coffee
- Red Gimme-branded box