Check out Finca Project's new promotional video. Thanks to all the people (especially the interns) who made this possible.
Wednesday, April 4, 2007
This is where Fair Trade "Direct" and Fair Trade coffee separate on their respective journeys to the consumer in the United States and Europe. Fair Trade "Direct" coffee is roasted in Costa Rica and sold via the internet to consumers in the US. Coopepueblos sells approx. 1% of their coffee through this medium. The rest is exported to either the US or Europe through Coocafe, a Fair Trade certified exporter. We will be following both routes as the coffee makes its way out of Costa Rica.
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
This is footage of the protest in San Jose, Costa Rica against CAFTA (Central American Free Trade Agreement) on Feb 26th. This is a very raw, unedited video blog. We are going to be making a series of video blogs that explain the complexities of this free trade agreement with the United States. We wanted to get this video blog out ASAP for the world to know what is going on here in Costa Rica. Stay tuned in the next couple of months to learn more about what is at stake.
Monday, February 19, 2007
This is part 2 of our series of video blogs documenting the life of a coffee bean as it travels from the farmers here in Costa Rica to the consumers in the United States. This episode focuses on the "beneficio" - the place where the coffee is first processed.
Thursday, February 1, 2007
This is the first of a series of video blogs documenting the trade of coffee between the coffee cooperative, Coope Pueblos, here in southern Costa Rica to the United States. This video focuses on the last day of the coffee harvest here as we helped Roberto Jimenez pick the last of his beans for the season.