Coffee

Orgullo Latino

Cafecito is home
¿Nos tomamos un cafecito? For us, having a cafecito is often a ritual, a special moment, and an experience. It gives us the opportunity to discuss important things – or chismear. The cafecito experience is part of what it means to be Latino and has crossed borders with us.
How has Colombian coffee culture changed? We asked an abuelo to find out
If not for hindsight, we would be hard-pressed to believe that a Jesuit priest smuggling in a coffee plant in 1723 would bring about a boom of economic development for what is now known as Colombia. Since then, a whole culture has developed around the bean which is deeply ingrained in our identities. A culture that has, just like all other cultures, evolved over time. These changes have been witnessed by generations of Colombians whose lives are intertwined with the bean from crop to cup.
Conventional coffee farming is poisoning local communities
When it comes to chemicals, coffee is one of the most heavily treated food crops in the world. According to recent estimates, more than five million tons of pesticides are applied to crops globally, with around 250lbs applied per acre of conventionally grown coffee.
Can Salvadoran coffee bounce back on the world stage?
Like cream rising to the top, El Salvador is slowly ascending to reclaim its spot as one of the top coffee producers in the world, this time with a focus on quality above all else.
Searching for love: The perfect pastries to pair with your cafecito
Like peanut butter and jelly, cafecito and pastries are just better together. Denisse Coquet tracks down the best authentic Latin American bites to go with a good Cuban coffee.
Women in coffee – revitalizing gender misconceptions
It's not every day that you find a coffee cooperative owned and run by women. Finca Santa María, a coffee cooperative in Aratoca, Colombia, is run by Mildred Muñoz. The key to its prosperity is its completely female farming team's revitalizing effect on gender misconceptions locally and across the coffee industry.
Cooperative farming: Strength in numbers
Good friends are an invaluable commodity when size isn't on your side. Often, many small Latin American coffee farmers rely on 'good friends' or cooperative farming to give them a fighting chance.
Coffee... an industry built on colonialism and slavery
Coffee originated in Africa before making its way to Asia and Latin America. How did it travel so far? Through colonization and slave trade. 
What is direct trade in coffee?
Mayorga has built an authentic direct trade supply chain over 23 years and millions of dollars invested working directly with our producers and supporting their communities.