Fair Trade Coffee

 We roast Cafe Simpatico as it is ordered to maintain the utmost freshness possible.

PHONE ORDERS:Gerd Weih (250) 595-7519, [250] 477-0941 Or E-mail: barbara_hay@shaw.ca

The site http://www.coop-cdc.com features the coffee co-op on Ometepe Island, its production, and a profile of its thriving hostelling industry, ~ follow the links to the photo section!!

In 1988 when the World Bank was dictating to Nicaragua how they should comply, the coffee co-operatives had much difficulty getting loans to keep them operational.
A visit to a coffee co-operative on Ometepe Island, in the centre of Lake Nicaragua, started the best friendship possible.

A donation was given at that time and a commitment made by O.G.I.F.A. and B.O.I.S.A.  http://www.boisa.org to buy their harvest annualy. Since that time, raw coffee beans have been shipped north in massive containers to satisfy the cravings of North American coffee drinkers. CASC joined Bainbridge and OGIFA, to partner widening the market and increase Solidarity with this struggling country.
Besides buying directly from the local growers at a fair price, this money flows back into Nicaragua to assist them in many projects to improve the quality of life for the people there.

This organic arabica coffee is grown on Ometepe Island on Lake Nicaragua In Central America.
Home to over 30,000 people, The Island covers about 100 square miles and joins two volcanoes at their base by a narrow isthmus. < http://www.coop-cdc.com >

Thirty families are supported by this cooperative.

Many thanks to our supplier , Ometepe Gulf Islands Friendship Association. It is a charitable, non-profit, non-political, non- religious association run solely by volunteers.

Serious Coffee Roasters in Duncan store and roast the green beans as they are ordered to ensure the freshest possible product.  Our thanks and appreciation to them < http://www.seriouscoffee.com >We also thanks our friends at HOST VICTORIA http://host-victoria.org/hostsite/index.php for their continuos support and friendliness






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