GFE Virtual Origin Trip - Full Video
In case you missed our day-by-day of the Virtual Origin Trip, here’s a brief overview of the itinerary and the full video!
Day 1: The traveling team arrived in Nicaragua and visited Tio Antonio in Managua. Since 2009, Emory students have been visiting our very good friend, Antonio, in Nicaragua to marvel at and be inspired by Cafe de Las Sonrisas and El Centro Social Tío Antonio.
Day 2: Our next stop was GFE farmer Ivania Calderon’s farm, Finca Alborada, which is nestled in the mountains near the town of Wiwili de Jinotega, Nicaragua. Ivania is a vocal advocate for women in coffee and continues to amplify the stories of generations of women who work hard to maintain quality and integrity in their product.
Day 3: After coffees are picked and harvested, they are often taken to a cooperative. PRODECOOP, a coffee cooperative in Estelí, Nicaragua, supports 2,300 smallholder coffee farmers in northern Nicaragua, 27% of whom are women, including GFE farmer Alexa Marin. Read more.
Day 4: GFE farmer Alexa, a third generation coffee farmer, inherited both the farm and the passion for coffee production from her mother. Alexa is passionate and articulate about what motivates her to be a coffee farmer who challenges the norms and demonstrates that women can use coffee as a way to support their futures and their families.