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The Mother of Direct-Trade Coffee

Mark Pendergrast
Issue: September 30, 2016


In the mountains of Guatemala, the coffee beans of the Manos Campesinas cooperative grow. That aromatic, rich coffee has a satisfying mouthfeel that lingers. This coffee is unusual in another way: The beans are roasted and sold by Pachamama Coffee Cooperative, a fair-trade company that is redefining the scope of "direct-trade" coffee. Wine Spectator's Mark Pendergrast explains.


For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands August 9, 2016.

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