Meet Filoberto Salazár: He is a coffee farmer in Antigua, Guatemala as well as a barista in “Whiskey ADentro” Café (also called the “Whisky Den”) in Antigua, Guatemala. Sixty-year-old Sr. Salazár has been a coffee farmer all of his life. Additionally, in the spring of 2012, he became a co-owner of a coffee house in Antigua, Guatemala called the “Whisky Den.”
Entry #21: As Green as it Gets - and My Introduction to Direct Trade
Background: Earlier this year, Stephen Kelly, a Boston College law student contacted me to discuss a mutual interest: helping small entrepreneurs in developing countries throughout Latin America. My background is in Fair Trade and microfinance. Before law school Stephen volunteered with As Green As It Gets (AGAIG), a non-profit organization operating from San Miguel Escobar, Guatemala that focuses on “direct trade.”
Paulette L. Stenzel
I am a mom, learner, writer, lawyer, violinist, environmentalist in process, traveler, and avid reader. My profession is Professor of Sustainability and International Business Law in Michigan State University's Broad College of Business. My research, writing, and teaching coincide with my personal pursuit of a more sustainable world through the Triple Bottom line: economy, social equity, and environment. Through research and public speaking I share information and perspectives on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Fair Trade, direct trade, cooperatives, micro-finance, local production and purchasing, organics, and related areas.