Café Mam (say 'mom') coffee is grown by fair trade cooperatives of native Mayan farmers living in the highlands of Chiapas, Mexico. The growers, primarily of the Mam, Tzetzal and Mochó peoples, are organized according to egalitarian democratic ideals that emphasize hard work, responsibility to the cooperative, and high standards. The cooperative’s programs provide countless benefits to outlying native communities.
The farmers believe that by taking care of the soil, they are taking care of the entire biosystem. Their beliefs and sustainable approaches to agriculture benefit their communities in many positive ways. Café Mam farmers seek to conserve and rebuild the natural environment and work toward a higher quality of life for their families.
Each purchase of Café Mam coffee helps support goals of:
• Honoring and healing the earth
• Self-sufficiency and political independence
• Sustainable development of rural communities
• Child welfare, including education & nutrition
• Defense of indigenous cultural identity
• Education in organic agriculture
• Promotion of progressive groups