Nueva Granada's Green Beans
More than twenty years ago Dieter Nottebohm and his wife Holly bought a verdant coffee farm nestled between two of Guatemala's tallest volcanoes. When word of the Rainforest Alliance's work with coffee farmers spread to the Nottebohms they were intrigued. Still, they knew that it would require a substantial commitment on their part -- one that they knew would be difficult to afford with coffee prices at such dismally low levels. However, convinced that there would be demand for certified sustainable coffee in the marketplace, they worked diligently for two years and became Rainforest Alliance Certified™ in 1999, one of the first in Guatemala to achieve this distinction.