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We love this Mexican coffee for it's comforting but complex cup, the native Pluma Hidalgo variety brings exceptional flavours with plums, rich chocolate and a hint of spice. Roasted OMNI it's versatile for espresso and filter too.

Union San Pedro represents around 180 Mexican coffee producing families and is coordinated by Salomon Garcia.

Salomon is originally from Xanica, one of the eight communities of San Pedro and he helped to establish the union back in the early 2000’s.

Along with the original leadership group, Salomon went on to found UNTAO to support the production of San Pedro as the union grew. UNTAO (Unión Nacional de Trabajadores Agrícolas Oaxaqueños) is the co-operative owned exporter and dry mill where this Mexican coffee is milled in Oaxaca city.

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Union San Pedro

Union San Pedro unites eight sub-associations representing communities surrounding San Pedro El Alto in Oaxaca's Sierra Sur region. Under the leadership of Salomon Garcia, the association consists of around 180 coffee-producing families. It was Salomon who played a key role in founding UNTAO, a cooperative-owned exporter and dry mill, which handles coffee processing in Oaxaca city.

In recent years, Union San Pedro has focused on addressing issues faced by Oaxacan coffee farmers. They've funded experimental farms, improved coffee nurseries, and initiated reforestation with 'edible forests' to enhance land health and generate additional income streams. Furthermore, the association aims to combat youth migration by creating job opportunities, offering a solution to the aging population of coffee producers. The coffee produced in this region is a blend of Mundo Novo and Pluma Hidalgo varieties, both known for their unique qualities.

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Raw Material

Raw Material, a passionate non-profit organization, was born from a deep-seated commitment to transforming specialty coffee into a force for positive change in our industry. They're driven by the belief that coffee should be a solution, not a contributor to the cycle of debt and disadvantage faced by generations of producers. Their dedicated team operates as service providers, standing alongside marginalised coffee-producing communities, making them a promise: to enhance their income, elevate coffee quality, boost yields, and catalyze community initiatives.

They venture deep into the heart of coffee-producing communities across five remarkable countries of origin: Burundi, Rwanda, Mexico, Colombia, and Timor Leste. Their mission is to seek out communities with whom they can collaborate to construct systems that yield top-tier coffee connected to a more stable marketplace. This pursuit is fueled by unwavering commitment to creating meaningful impact, shaping their strategy around the potential to uplift the people, places, and systems within the coffee supply chain.

Raw Material measure impact across three critical dimensions: economic, social, and environmental. The model is founded on empowering individuals within the coffee industry, offering economic freedom through fair pricing, income diversification, and prompt payments. Socially, the aim is to foster the sharing of knowledge throughout the supply chain. Environmentally, they champion responsible practices in coffee cultivation and harvesting. They meticulously gauge the outcomes at both the individual household and community levels, adjusting their approach to continually learn and grow, ensuring their impact reverberates ever more powerfully.

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