Background: UNECAFE (Unidad Ecológica para el Sectore Café Oaxaqueño) is a Rainforest Alliance and Organic-certified cooperative whose membership is made up of 39 indigenous communities from various coffee growing regions in Oaxaca. UNECAFE’s Carbon Sequestration Coffee program brings together 400 of its small holder coffee farmers from indigenous communities along Oaxaca’s coastline. This reforestation project will help these farmers protect their lands from erosion, restore heavily logged areas, and mitigate the effects of climate change. Most importantly, it will diversify their sources of income by generating carbon credits that can be sold on the open market. All the participants are certified by the Rainforest Alliance as sustainably managed farms.
Carbon Sequestration is the capture and long-term storage of atmospheric CO2. All crops absorb CO2 during growth and release it after harvest. Therefore, Carbon Sequestration methods follow two strategies: reducing emissions from farming (i.e. tractor emissions) and enhancing the natural carbon removal of farming. This is done by selecting farming methods that return biomass to the soil, reforestation programs, and by working to enhance biodiversity.
In This Cup: This light roast is smooth and well-structured with notes of kaffir lime, tamarind, milk chocolate, and hard candy.
Varietal: Typica, Criollo, Bourbon, Mundo Novo, Caturra.
Processing: Washed, Sun Dried
Harvest: December - March
Altitude: 900 - 1600m