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If you're a coffee roaster or own a coffee shop or cafe, we highly encourage you to do a trip to origin and visit us here in Guatemala. We are always keen to connect with people who support our mission, which recognizes the need for a livable wage for farmers, and by developing direct relationships, our partner farmers are able to invest in both their families and their coffee. 

Come see why we believe in our direct trade model and how it helps break the cycle of poverty. 

While in Guatemala:

  • Meet with DLG staff and get to know the organization.
  • Visit cooperatives and farmers in San Miguel Escobar, Santa Anita, San Marcos or as far away as Huehuetenango.
  • Share meals with staff and farmers.
  • Learn from the farmers about coffee agriculture and processing
  • Cup coffee as well as inspect green coffee from the most recent harvest.
  •  And, if you have enough time, volunteer with De la Gente to help out some of the communities or individual farmers.

If you'd like to pay us a visit, please contact us at or via phone at 617-963-0962 (US) or at +502-7834-0142 (in Guatemala).


Tyler Liedman, True Stone Coffee Roasters, St. Paul, Minnesota

Tyler Liedman, True Stone Coffee Roasters, St. Paul, Minnesota

As a US-based roaster, it can be too easy to forget the many skilled, artisan hands an annual coffee harvest passes through before it even reaches the States. Origin trips - like our visit to the San Miguel Escobar Cooperative in 2015 - are not only an important part of quality control, but a way to gain real perspective on your roll in a much larger process.

That’s why I’m so glad the folks at De La Gente were there to facilitate the experience. They made everything easy, from accommodation in their beautiful guest house at the base of the same volcano where the coffee is grown, to farm visits, tastings, and one-on-one time with the farmers and families who live and work in this amazing place.

We’ll continue to support De La Gente’s education-based mission, as it continues to improve financial stability and quality of life in the San Miguel Escobar community and others like it throughout Guatemala.
— Tyler Liedman, True Stone coffee
Rob Hoos, Nossa Familia Coffee, Portland, Oregon

Rob Hoos, Nossa Familia Coffee, Portland, Oregon

Working with De La Gente feels exactly like what it is, working with a grassroots organization that cares about its farmers and is focused on improving their lives and their crops. Working with Andy, Mindy, Timo and the whole crew at De la Gente, gave me a glimpse into a group of people excited for creating quality. Their coffees are showing this too. Though this is only our second year working with De la Gente, we see their strides to improve quality and processing, as it shows in the characteristics and scores of their coffees. We are excited to be partnered with them and thrilled to continue that relationship into the future.
— Rob Hoos, Nossa Familia Coffee