Barrie House Teams Up with GUAYA’B Cooperative Members

Barrie House buys Guaya’b Guatemalan green coffee, roasts and sells the coffee directly to customers. This coffee is our highest certified coffee with seals from Organic Fair Trade and Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center (SMBC) organizations. When we discovered we could help the GUAYA’B cooperative members in Jacaltenango, Guatemala with their productivity and quality project of 2,500 sacks of organic fertilizer to strengthen organic production it was an easy decision.

We believe it’s important and worthwhile investing in cooperative members who produce quality coffee and seek continued sustainability of their product. Our sponsorship helps to encourage future production of quality crops from these admirable producers.

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The project means more than fertilizing soil for coffee. It further…

  • helps mitigate increasing and repetitive crop ruin from leaf rust diseases.
  • enables Guaya’b cooperative to achieve more uniform processing of their coffee to meet organic standards.
  • optimizes the use of organic fertilizers and efficient use of synthetic fertilizers to boost yields without unnecessarily boosting Greenhouse Gases (GHG) Emissions.
  • encourages practices of composting and mulching residues from processing and pruning to be incorporated as organic matter into the soil, boosting productivity and sequestering carbon in the soil.

Through GUAYA’B’s program of elaborating organic fertilizers, they were able to process and distribute 2,500 quintals per year of quality organic fertilizers made from the coffee processed pulp.