Marta is a mother of five in San Lucas Tolimán, Guatemala. She’s also a coffee grower who has been selling her yield to Juan Ana Coffee for the past seven years. With the money she earns, Marta invests in her children’s education, maintenance of their home, and the expansion of her farmland.
Juan Ana Coffee applies a Direct Trade model, even better for the growers than Fair Trade. Direct Trade ensures that the largest financial benefit goes to the grower, not the processor. Regardless of market fluctuation, growers can always count on Juan Ana for consistent compensation.
“I’m thankful for the support and the compensation I receive [from Juan Ana Coffee]. This is the only program that pays a fair price for my coffee,” Marta said.
This September, we are proud to honor Marta as our grower of the month. You can support Marta and growers like her by purchasing Juan Ana Coffee. Combine the great cause with the great taste, and we think you’ll agree it’s the best coffee you can buy. Purchase your bag today at sanlucasmission.org/coffee.