In 2000, 62 Honduran coffee farmers joined together to form COMSA (Cafe Organico Marcala, S.A). COMSA uses the Fair Trade price premium to fund many social projects including paying teachers’ salaries and purchasing school supplies. The premium also finances the construction of kitchens in the schools in support of the Merienda Escolar program that provides meals for school children.
This organic, fair-trade coffee is grown in La Paz, Marcala in southwestern Honduras. It is harvested between December and April at 1,750m.