Chia is the product that evolved our company from Mayorga Coffee to Mayorga Organics in 2014. It's the product that made us realize that supporting coffee farmers means supporting their diversification.
2013 was a very tough on coffee farmers because of a leaf-rust called “roya”. This relentless disease decimated over 50% of organic coffee crops throughout Latin America. This meant that small farmers lost their ability to have income, making it a challenge to provide for their families.
Rather than sit idly by, we worked with the farmers and identified the best products that they could grow on the unused portions of their organic farms. Our agronomists identified chia as an ideal product, so we went to work. We advanced our coffee farmers 100% of the funds required to plant and harvest the chia, and provided them with agronomists to help along the way.
When they harvested the chia, their income from the project helped to pay for loans that would have otherwise defaulted given the impact of the dreaded Roya.
The end result is this bag of Organic certified, Non-GMO verified, Kosher certified, Gluten-free, raw chia seeds. Mayorga always ensures that the products we cultivate with our producers and sell to our customers are of the highest quality possible. By purchasing Mayorga chia, you are a vital and appreciated part of a new model that provides better income for farmers and their families. THANK YOU!
We work directly with our farmers in Latinamerica from planting to cultivating, harvesting, and cleaning. By working directly with them, we empower them within the supply chain, that has historically been dominated by large traders that haven’t prioritized farmers long-term sustainability. Our direct relationships allows us to know first-hand who grows our chia, how it’s grown, and the positive impacts that our relationship generates for farmers and communities in Latin America.
Grown for centuries by the Aztecs, Incas and Mayans in Latin America, Chia is valued for its high nutritional value. These small organic seeds are naturally high in dietary fiber and are an excellent source of protein and antioxidants and are loaded with essential nutrients like omega-3s, calcium, potassium and magnesium.
You can enjoy these nutrient filled packed seeds in so many ways. Sprinkle them on your salads, cereal, or yogurt. Make them into pudding. Mix them into muffins, pancakes and waffles. Stir them into your morning juice. Blend into your favorite smoothie!
Quality is a major component of true sustainability and like our our coffee, our chia consists of only high-grade, sorted seeds. That’s because Mayorga always ensures that the products we cultivate with our producers and sell to our customers are of the highest quality possible. This is because our PURPOSE is greater than the pursuit for profits.
By purchasing Mayorga chia, you are a vital and appreciated part of a revolutionary model that provides better income for farmers and their families while creating great quality and value for consumers.