NSC on facebookNSC on twitterNSC RSS news feed

From Jinotega to London:the Fairtrade coffee story

NSC News | Tuesday, 26 February 2019 |

Junieth, getting ready to sell SOPPEXCCA Fairtrade coffee, Archway, London

Junieth, getting ready to sell SOPPEXCCA Fairtrade coffee, Archway, London

From Jinotega to London: the Fairtrade coffee story

Fairtrade coffee grower Junieth Leiva from the Agricultural Co-operative SOPPEXCCA is in London and Bristol for Fairtrade Fortnight. SOPPEXCCA is made up of 650 coffee and cocoa small scale farmers organised into 15 co-operatives. Junieth and her family own 3.5 hectares of land where they grow organic coffee and cocoa and vegetables for their own consumption and to sell locally.

During this time Junieth will be highlighting the benefits and challenges of Fairtrade, and talking about ways in which SOPPEXCCA farmers are confronting climate change. She will be visiting schools and colleges, speaking at events, and meeting companies who sell SOPPEXCCA coffee…and members of the public who drink it.

Junieth’s visit is organised by Bristol Link with Nicaragua and supported by the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign.

SOPPEXCCA coffee is sold in the UK under the brand Perkee. SOPPEXCCA coffee is also part of the Equal Exchange 'Women Farmers Grew this organic coffee' brand

Further information:

http://www.perkeecoffee.com/soppexcca-coop/

https://www.equalexchange.co.uk/

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

This is the photo story of Junieth's journey from picking coffee to serving SOPPEXCCA coffee to London customers.

The Fairtrade guarantees a fair price for farmers

The Fairtrade guarantees a fair price for farmers

Junieth picking coffee

Junieth picking coffee

Fairtrade coffee grown by women farmers in Nicaragua, Peru, and Congo

Fairtrade coffee grown by women farmers in Nicaragua, Peru, and Congo

Junieth with baristas in the cafeteria of the FCA where SOPPEXCCA Fairtrade coffee is served

Junieth with baristas in the cafeteria of the FCA where SOPPEXCCA Fairtrade coffee is served

Nicaraguan giant woman promoted SOPPEXXCA Fairtrade coffee

Nicaraguan giant woman promoted SOPPEXXCA Fairtrade coffee