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Winter 2013 Main photo
Newsletter bean   Winter 2013

In this issue...

Heading into the home stretch of the Mexican and Central American harvests, the big - and disturbing - news of the season seems to be Roya (leaf rust) epideminc sweeping across the region and the potentially devastating impact this could have on overall production. Cooperative Coffees roasters and staff have been actively on the ground, getting a first hand accounting of what this and other challenges in Fair Trade and the market might mean for the lives and livelihoods of  hundreds of thousands of family farmers. Here you can read more about people "Connected by Coffee" with Higher Grounds and Just Coffee's whirlwind tour through Chiapas, Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua, documenting farmer stories in their Fair Trade Chronicles. You will also find highlights from CoopCoffees roaster and staff trips to Peru and to Sumatra.......

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