Raw Unfiltered Honey from Chajul, Guatemala.
What is Raw & Unfiltered Honey?
Raw describes the honey in its most basic form. Nothing has been added, it is pure un-adulterated honey.
Unfiltered honey ensures that pollen and other natural compounds remain in your honey. It is gently strained to remove any small and unwanted bee parts or wax, but maintains all the natural benefits of pure honey. While filtered honey may look better on the shelf, unfiltered honey is healthier, better tasting. and has no shelf life or expiration date.
No heat is applied to the CocoMiel honey during or after its extraction. Instead careful attention is applied to ensure the natural brood temperature of around 95F degrees is not exceeded.
CocoMiel works in partnership with producers to provide the finest quality products from Guatemala direct to you, and to ensure that all participants in the supply chain benefit fairly. CocoMiel was established to bring Guatemalan products into the US marketplace, and to share fair and equitable profits with Guatemalan producers.
A Taste of Guatemala: CocoMiel’s products include fine quality, bean-to-bar chocolate, organic honey, organic coffee, and hand-woven, indigenous textiles. All are produced and processed in Guatemala. By processing the products locally, Guatemalan laborers benefit more from the income earned. In this way the producing country gains a fairer share of the income generated from products produced, and laborers are more apt to stay at home with their families and their jobs.
CocoMiel producers are paid significantly more than fair trade prices for their products. Wherever possible, CocoMiel shares its net profits with producers or with The Coffee Trust to support agricultural development projects in the coffee growing region of Chajul, Guatemala.
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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