Café con Historia recognizes the incredible work of coffee farming families taking part in our projects around the world!  María López, from Corquín, Honduras shares her story behind the coffee produced for the 4th Edition of Café con Historia! 

This coffee promotes Gender Equality, a core component of our vision for the future. 

Café con Historia reconoce el trabajo increíble de familias caficultoras que forman parte de nuestros proyectos globales. María López, de Corquín, Honduras, comparte su historia detrás del café producido para la 4ta Edición de Café con Historia. 

Este café promueve la inclusión de género, un componente central de nuestra visión para el futuro. 

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