Even though we spend our entire lives living on coffee farms. There is so much we don’t know. The world outside the coffee plantations and the perspective is very different. From various travels to coffee consuming markets such as the USA, Australia and Europe. I have learnt to appreciate what we have.
Sustainable Trade Project in Costa Rica
From Marianela’s experience of visiting coffee consuming markets, she’s realised that there’s a large knowledge gap both at origin and consumer markets. After travelling extensively and discovering these markets, she’s returned to Costa Rica and started the Sustainable Trade Project (read the Don Eli family coffee story here).
I chat with Marianela and ask about her motivations and what consumers can do to make coffee (sourcing) more sustainable.
Note, when I mention sustainable here, it is to further the longevity and ability for producers to produce coffee in the years to come (in an ecologically minded and financially stable manner).