The Cooperative “Producers’ Union Maya Vinic” is an organization comprised of indigenous Tzetlal and Tzotzil farmers located in highland communities of Chenalhó, Pantelhó and Chalchihuitán, in Chiapas, Mexico. Members on average have landholdings no greater than one hectare of coffee. Inspired by the traditions of their ancestors, Maya Vinic operates with a respect for local language and culture, and a reverence for Mother Earth and traditional forms of self government.
Coop Producers’ Union Maya Vinic comprised of indigenous Tzetlal and Tzotzil farmers located in highland communities of Chenalhó, Pantelhó and Chalchihuitán, in Chiapas, Mexico.
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.