This coffee is sourced by RAOS (Cooperativa Regional Mixta de Agricultores Organicos de la Sierra) an assocation with 200 coffee producing members, all farmers from small family-owned farms in the Marcala growing region within La Paz, Honduras. RAOS was founded in 1997 and is the first small to medium cooperative of organic coffee producers in Honduras.
This high quality coffee is decaffeinated using the Mountain Water Process, performed by Descamex of Veracruz, Mexico. Descamex uses pure water from Pico de Orizaba—the highest mountain in Mexico—In combination with CO2 to remove the caffeine.
Most coffee packaging comes with a major environmental footprint. Plastic + foil-lined bags (used extensively in specialty coffee & tea) cannot be recycled and last for thousands of years in landfills ...
Merchants of Green Coffee has a strict ‘no plastic policy’ and we have been selling our coffees in what we like to call “premium brown bags” for over 25 years. (And we operate almost 100% plastic-free ... packaging always being an area for improvement)
Our "premium brown bags" are composed of 100% natural materials: post-consumer kraft paper, PLA (corn-based) lining, and a tin-tie. To recycle: Remove the tin-tie and recycle the bag.
A label/seal is required to ensure our coffees are fresh, traceable, and free from tampering. Our standard Merchants’ label/seal is composed of paper and adhesive, and can be recycled along with the bag.