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Sustainability

San Luis Planes, Honduras

Since 2001, we have worked closely with the small coffee producers’ cooperative Montaña Verde and the community of San Luis Planes, in Honduras. In addition to allowing us to exclusively source high-quality coffee, our very longstanding collaboration with this cooperative has had a significant impact on this community's quality of life and livelihoods.

Whereas the partnership initially started in collaboration with CARE Canada to help improve the cooperative’s infrastructures, it later progress into a multi-year food security and organizational reinforcement project that we carried out with the support of SOCODEVI. More recently, thanks to our collaborative efforts, Montaña Verde obtained the Fairtrade Certification, allowing them to not only recruit more members and thereby extend their services to more community members, but also to reach new market opportunities all the while ensuring that producers received a minimum price for their products.

For more information, see this video we shot in collaboration with Montaña Verde, Équiterre and Association Québécoise du Commerce Équitable, to help promote Fair trade in Québec.

Van Houtte® is proud to offer you the delicious Honduras San Luis Planes coffee from the Signature Collection, resulting entirely from its partnership with Montaña Verde. Discover this country's unique rich aromas with this coffee, which reveals touches of caramel, toasted bread and strong woodsy notes, but above all, a generous taste of pride! Discover this coffee.