Support Fairness in Coffee Farming
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You might say Francisco Cardona, known in the local community as “Chico Cardona”, was born picking cherry. At the age of fifteen he was picking full time and working neighboring farms. Having grown up impoverished, Chico Cardona dreamed of owning his own land. Ten years after saving his first quetzales, he bought a tiny ten square meter plot and began cultivating coffee.
Don Francisco has been producing honey for twelve years. In conversations with neighboring producers, he had learned about the secondary income they were making selling their honey, in addition to significant improvements to coffee production. He began with twenty five frames, and in the first years nearly lost his colonies entirely. Over many years he taught himself how to partner with the bees, and over time fell in love with them. Now Chico Cardona has three apiaries, and around 150 hives.
Made in Guatemala, Weight: 12 oz
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