Producer Profiles

ACAFEG

The Associação dos Cafeicultores dos Bairros Gabirobal e Gonçalves (ACAFEG) is an association of coffee cooperatives in Andrada, Brazil, located in the major coffee-producing state of Minas Gerais. Members founded the association in 2007 to unite farmers striving to improve their quality of life and to protect the environment. Their slogan -- “Awareness, Attitude, and Commitment” -- represents their dedication to environmental protection, helping one another, and yielding high-quality beans. Members meet once a month to identify problems, solutions, and opportunities for the cooperative, and the ACAFEG constantly seeks to enhance their production processes and the marketing of their coffee. Fair Trade USA recognizes them for their emphasis on community unity, environmental stewardship, and a devotion to enriching output, a set of values and standards that so beautifully reflects the principles of fair trade.