Opportunity can meet any crisis, no matter how horrendous. The Democratic Republic of Congo is still simmering from twenty-five years of wars and continued conflict that has destroyed a once-thriving coffee industry and the communities dependent on it. Now, while millions of dollars from international governments and non-profits are quickly...
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He has walked the corridors of Oslo City Hall as a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, but last December Jose Perez Vasquez had his eyes searching the concrete sidewalks of Chicago for change on a brisk dark night.
Poverty has been the biggest challenge I’ve had to face in my life, but with time and dedication, I’ve been able to overcome it. I’m now able to grow some coffee and I have land to keep growing."
"Producing high-quality coffee requires a lot of passion, care, enthusiasm and hope, because the process is long. Today we plant coffee trees that we won’t be able to harvest any time soon."
How much does it actually cost to grow organic coffee in the highlands of Chiapas, Mexico? Jose, our long time friend and co-founder of the Maya Vinic cooperative, explains how much it costs to cultivate organic coffee in Chiapas.
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