CocoMiel’s mission is to bring the finest quality products from Guatemala to the U.S. while sharing its net profits with the original producers. CocoMiel brings the finest quality Guatemalan honey, chocolate, coffee and hand-woven textiles directly to you. In the process of bringing Guatemala’s most exquisite products to the U.S. market, CocoMiel’s added goal is to help the producers increase their income, take care of their families, and remain at home with their families and their farms.
Besides paying producers fair-trade, organic and specialty premiums for their products, CocoMiel sends 100% of its net profits back to the producers through two channels.
First, 50% of our net profits are sent directly back to the producers, which allows producers to share in the higher prices their products command in the U.S. This also creates a deeper connection between our consumers (you) and our producers, as your purchases are as close to a direct payment to these producers as possible.
Second, we choose to donate the remaining 50% of our net profits to The Coffee Trust to support locally driven, community development initiatives in support of the same producers and the same communities where our products come from.
These Coffee Trust projects help producers increase their production and continuously improve the quality of their products. Beyond the commercial benefits that result from these projects, The Coffee Trust also supports organic agriculture, agroforestry, and mitigating the effects of climate change while at the same time capturing carbon from the atmosphere. The Coffee Trust has also provided support for education, health care, food production, and a plethora of other projects that help producers create additional forms of income for themselves. To learn more about The Coffee Trust’s projects, please visit www.thecoffeetrust.org.
I thought Guatemala only produced great coffee, being familiar with Chajulense coffee, I was excited to try the honey and chocolate from CocoMiel. I am so pleased to have discovered how exceptional everything is and love sharing these great Guatemalan products with my customers.
The vast majority of profits generated by most commodities produced in developing countries are earned by merchants in more advanced nations. This worldwide dynamic has led to an imbalance in economies and a disparity in living conditions between wealthy consuming nations and poorer producing nations.
The situation has become so dire, economic refugees from the poorer producing nations are leaving their homes and their cultural skills to cross international borders into more advanced nations in desperate search for a better life for their families. The US southern border is only one of many borders in the world that are being crossed by persons displaced by failed economic structures that have excluded producers from an opportunity to earn their fair share from the global economy.
But, It Doesn’t have To Be this Way
Some of the most exquisite handcrafted products in the world are about to become extinct because the people who make them can no longer earn a living from their work. These products are priceless and could remain on the market if the producers could only benefit fairly from their production. There would be far less poverty in the world, and far less immigrants risking their lives to cross into strange new lands.
CocoMiel strives to bring a more equitable balance to this economic disparity by establishing a partnership with producers, bringing their products directly to the U.S. marketplace and ensuring that all participants in the supply chain benefit fairly.
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