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.
Summer is heating up! This year though we are stoked to be jumping on the cold brew bandwagon (or at least chasing it). We have developed the perfect blend of beans Grown by two of our highest cooperatives in Huehuetenango and San Miguel Escobar, the Altitude Blend is a coalescence of chocolate, fruit and spice. Pick up a bag today and start enjoying your own cold brew concoction at home or wherever your summer plans take you.
2014 was a banner year for De la Gente. In April, we launched a re-imagined organization under the new name and haven’t looked back since. We were excited to present a new name and look that better represents who we are and what we do, and based on the outpouring of positive feedback it’s safe to say that our supporters were too.
We're happy to say, the coffee is now in the US and Canada ready to be roasted to your liking and shipped directly to your house. The farmers work hard all year long to ensure that we have only the best coffee to export so you can enjoy it in the comfort of your homes.
The De la Gente brand of coffee stands for great coffee that has a positive social impact. Our coffee business creates direct connections between the farmers and the consumers. The coffee is a source of improved income for the small-holder farmers with whom we work. All profits from the coffee go directly to the farmers.
We have recurring plans (1 lb, 2 lb or 5 lb options) available to add to your convenience. Visit the Shop at www.dlgcoffee.org/shop.