Julia Salinas of LA FEM harvests ripe coffee cherries in Nicaragua. Photo by Julia Baumgartner for Cafe Campesino. September 2012

La Fundacion Entre Mujeres is a well-organized, all-woman NGO in northern Nicaragua committed to selling quality, Fair Trade coffee while empowering rural women

What’s the “Shade-Grown Coffee” thing all about? 1

It preserves ecologically diverse woodlands, provides habitat for hummingbirds, and keeps chemicals out of coffee fields away from farmers and local residents.