Three Americas Fair-Trade Coffee Program
Three Americas assisted with incorporation of new NGO for Latin America and provides ongoing nonprofit consulting. Annual fair-trade coffee sales of $30,000+; $10,000 loan and donation from the Santa Cruz community and Earth Links helped to establish operating capital. Ongoing social and environmental projects in South, Central and North America undertaken.
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Our Café de la Esperanza Coffee is ALWAYS:
Farmers are paid a price that reflects their cost of production plus a profit, not the lower commodities market price.
Café de la Esperanza is grown under the canopy of a tropical forest, providing vital habitat for migratory birds and animals.
Organically grown coffee is safer for the farmers, safer for their neighbors, and safer for you!
We have two kinds of coffee:
Coming from a cooperative of farms that lies half-way to the top of Mt. Maderas on the Island of Ometepe in middle of Lake Nicaragua, this coffee has a delicate bean and takes a medium roast. Its bean contains more caffeine and less acid than other coffees we sell. The flavor is light but lasting. It has won an international tasting contest in Japan.
Imported from the central highlands of Nicaragua, this is a mountain-grown coffee that has a delicate bean that takes a medium roast. Its bean is oily and the flavor is mellow, lingering on the tongue. Slightly nutty. Flavor compared in other literature favorably with Jamaica Blue.