We are thrilled to share our 2015 Annual Report.
After a quick yet full trip to La Suiza, the DLG team and Chet Sadler from the Sanibel Captiva Rotary traveled to the Ija’tz Cooperative in San Lucas Toliman. Carol, DLG’s Tour Manager and I (Director of Development), traveled early that morning to make it to Ija’tz around lunch time. We spent the afternoon picking Arnulfo’s brain about tourism in San Lucas Toliman. Considering San Lucas is on the shores of Lake Atitlan and is such a beautiful community rich in history and tradition, we wanted to learn more about how we can support the cooperative through Community Tourism.
On Thursday, May 2nd, four members of the DLG team (Juan - Executive Director, Timo - Technical Assistance Coordinator, Ceci – Marketing and Sales Coordinator and Elisandro – our best driver and member of the Youth Group from San Miguel Escobar Coop) departed from Antigua at 5:45 am in the DLG's good old pick-up truck to visit La Suiza Cooperative.
Before De la Gente, the organization’s name was, As Green as it Gets, which was created in 2005. It is incredible that this April we will celebrate our 5th Anniversary at De la Gente. After years of meeting and connecting with people throughout the world, sharing stories as well as great coffee, hitting the milestone of 5 years is a major reason for celebration and rejoice.
On March 2019 we held our annual Microlot Competition to find out which coffee from the farmers from San Miguel Escobar (a town located at about 1770ft on the base of Agua volcano in Guatemala) was the best. Find out who won and how can you order your green coffee samples for a limited time.
It all started with a regular coffee tour. In the summer 2017 a group of students from the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts and the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica participated in a De La Gente coffee tour. The dedication and hard-work of the farmers amazed them and inspired them to begin a fundraising campaign. The results of their efforts were astounding!