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Just Coffee!Simple, good, and fair. That's the motto for Just Coffee, a coffee grower cooperative sponsored by Frontera de Cristo, the PC (U.S.A.) Border Ministry visited by a delegation from First Presbyterian Church in the summer of 2004. We make Just Coffee available to members of the congregation and serve it at many of our church functions.

Just Coffee is a pure organic Arabica coffee that is grown, harvested and marketed in a spirit of justice. The coffee is a fair trade, shade-grown coffee. Many other coffees that originate on farms in Mexico and Central America are "finished" here in the United States. Most of the profits from these other coffees remain with corporations in the U.S. and never get back to the farmers who picked the beans. Just Coffee is different.

The idea behind Just Coffee is to address one of the root causes of labor migration from Mexico to the U.S. The business model is simple and optimizes profit for the growers. The coffee is harvested, cleaned, and prepared for shipping from the very southern tip of Mexico in Chiapas, to the far northern frontier of Mexico in Agua Prieta. In Agua Prieta the coffee is roasted, ground, and packaged in small, air-tight bags for crossing over into the U.S. and shipped to American customers.

Buying and drinking Just Coffee is one way that you can support Mexican farmers in their efforts to support themselves. If you are interested in purchasing Just Coffee, please contact Anne DeLanoy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Bill Delanoy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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