Back in 2000, the Zapatista group of autonomous indigenous people in Southern Mexico reclaimed 50,000 hectares of land in eastern Chiapas and set about farming it. Today, around 200,000 people from 1,000 villages are now gainfully employed with the money they make being reinvested in their villages to improve their health, education, water and food production infrastructure. The water projects have been the highest priority for the Zapatista people and their fresh water supply and improved sanitation have brought immeasurable benefits and drastically reduced infant mortality rates and illness due to water-borne diseases. Quite simply, the success of the Café Rebelde Zapatista coffee production supports several villages and ensures the community is self-sufficient and able to work and live on the land.
The Product Café Rebelde coffee is delicious and full flavoured with a slight bitterness, offset by an almost ‘chocolaty’ roundness in flavour. It is available as ground beans 500g or ground coffee 250g. This coffee doesn’t only set you up for the day; it also sets up a whole community for a better way of life.