The cooperative is part of the organisation Manos Campesinas, which helps the producers to market their coffee. Manos Campesinas was founded in 1997 and today consists of 12 associated cooperatives with a total of 1,200 individual members. 95% of the members are indigenous: they speak their own Mayan languages and have their own cultural characteristics.
The members of ADEBIPROM (Asociacion De Desarollo Bienestar y Pro – Mejoramiento) speak the Maya language Mam and live at the foot of the highest mountain of Central America, the “Tajumulco”, a no longer active volcano, which is 4,220m high. In the past, the 120 producers were members of another cooperative. But the long distances between the individual producers have made frequent meetings impossible: “The landscape does not offer the best conditions for transparency and democracy”. Therefore they moved closer together and founded the smaller ADEBIPROM in 2016. In 2019 we realized our first import with Manos Campesinas.
Altitude: 1.400m – 1.700m
Region: Tajumulco, San Marcos
Varieties: Catuai, Anacafe 14, Bourbon, Typica
Here you can get coffee beans from the ADEBIPROM cooperative: