Honduras Single origin
Since that time, COMSA’s farmers have united their forces in order to access specialty markets and rebuild their livelihoods. They quickly learnt that organic farming is more than a conversion process; they began developing an organic and sustainable culture, which balances the needs of business, society and the environment. Membership has since grown, a quarter of members are women. Many also grow fruit and vegetables, and keep cattle, pigs, poultry and fish. COMSA’s production policy improves coffee quality by reviving depleted soil fertility and ending use of the harmful chemicals that caused it. COMSA pays good prices for farmers coffee, and this has benefitted the broader community because other traders have been forced to offer higher prices to local farmers as well. The cooperative carries out all the processing: from pulping the ripe fruit, to converting it to green coffee and sorting it for export.