GRAPOS, a cooperative of Mexican coffee growers
The GRAPOS cooperative in Chiapas is made up of Indigenous communities. Some of the beans in our Van Houtte® Mexico Signature Fair Trade coffee come from farms belonging to this cooperative, which has 3,000 members. The majority of them are from three communities in the Soconusco region, near the Guatemalan border: Unión Juárez, Cacahoatán and Tapachula. GRAPOS is certified Fairtrade, which ensures a better quality of life for its members.
Van Houtte® provides support to these communities and the projects they launch thanks to the fair trade premium. Among other things, we have helped them improve coffee production and quality. For the members of these communities, this translates into more sustainable practices and diversification of economic activities, leading to greater food security for their families.