coffee photo

Boy and Coffee Shrub

Photo by Francisco Osuna, Elan Organic Coffees.

Next to oil, coffee is the most valuable legal export in the world.
There are nearly a million growers in Northern Latin America (northern Colombia to Mexico), most of which are small farmers.
During the coffee harvest time, everyone helps with the picking, including children.
In-country programs to promote shade farming are designed to benefit the farming families as well.