Introduction: Hard Work Pays Off in Sumatra

Written by Cafe Campesino on Sep 1, 2002 in Introduction, NEWSLETTER |

September — school’s in, scorching summer days are behind us and in this country, we celebrated Labor Day. While it may be an American holiday, it’s also a time to reflect on the good work being done all over our planet. In this month’s newsletter, we’re featuring the hardworking coffee farmers of Sumatra. You’ll learn about our friends at Forestrade and the Gayo Organic Coffee Farmer’s Association who, through their own unique partnership, bring the green beans of our delightful Sumatra coffee to the world market. Ethnic tensions run deep in Sumatra’s war-torn Aceh region, but the Association attributes much of its success to the interethnic diversity found within the membership. Take a moment to learn more about this model small-scale farmer project. In this issue you’ll also find a new trivia question, a yummy coffee cake recipe and more. So read on!

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