Barrie House Teams Up with Fair Trade Organization and GUAYA’B Cooperative Members
Barrie House buys Guaya’b Guatemalan green coffee, roasts and sells the coffee directly to customers. This coffee is their highest certified coffee with seals from Organic Fair Trade and Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center (SMBC) organizations. When Barrie House discovered they could help the GUAYA’B cooperative members in Jacaltenango, Guatemala with their productivity and quality project of 2,500 sacks of organic fertilizer to strengthen organic production it was an easy decision.
“It’s important and worthwhile investing in cooperative members who produce quality coffee and seek continued sustainability of their product,” says CEO, David Goldstein. “Our sponsorship helps to encourage future production of quality crops from these producers, whom we admire.”
The project means more than fertilizing soil for coffee. It further…
- helps mitigate increasing and repetitive crop ruin from leaf rust diseases.
- enables Guaya’b cooperative to achieve more uniform processing of their coffee to meet organic standards.
- optimizes the use of organic fertilizers and efficient use of synthetic fertilizers to boost yields without unnecessarily boosting Greenhouse Gases (GHG) Emissions.
- encourages practices of composting and mulching residues from processing and pruning to be incorporated as organic matter into the soil, boosting productivity and sequestering carbon in the soil.
Through GUAYA’B’s program of elaborating organic fertilizers, they were able to process and distribute 2,500 quintals per year of quality organic fertilizers made from the coffee processed pulp.
Barrie House SMBC Fair Trade Organic Guatemala Coffee