Comon Yaj Noptic is a cooperative of organic coffee farmers in Chiapas, Mexico founded in 1995. They work closely with our friends Equal Exchange and some of their beans are used in Equal Exchange coffees. The farmers not only grow organically, but they participate in wildlife and ecological monitoring, particularly of the local birds.
These Fair Trade farms have been hit by a coffee rust, a fungus that is devastating to the plants, particularly the older, more established trees. The Untours Foundation loan is going towards revitalizing and re-establishing these farms, particularly those with women as the head of the household.