As I walked past the coffee prep station at my local coffee shop in Los Angeles, I stared at the colorful packets of sugar with a keen eye, noting the lack of a specific Fair Trade seal, a wave of disappointment runs through me. I am on the hunt to find community organizations that serve Fair Trade products to help Los Angeles become classified as the largest Fair Trade City in the US.
On every 12oz bag of Kishé coffee, you’ll find a version of a famous Juan Sisay painting on the label. In true Mayan fashion, the scene holds vibrant colors and depicts a scene of deep tradition. Throughout the generations, coffee farming has been one of Guatemala’s most common industries.