Coffee growers warn that for the robust type grain they would receive 6 pesos per kilo, that is, 30 thousand for the harvest of a whole year; while for the Arabic class the payment would be even lower and they place it at 5 pesos. The largest foreign investment so far in the
In coffee municipalities such as Huatusco, Tezonapa, Zongolica
In the latter, more than 4,000 organized coffee farmers were the first to declare their rejection of the transnational last December, just days after President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced the investment in a meeting with Nestlé executives at the National Palace.
The producers of Coatepec maintain that Nestlé’s dependence on robust coffee would condemn death to the production of Arabica coffee, which dominates the region and would also force them to deforest thousands of hectares to prepare the land for new crops.
“If there is a coffee price crisis, it is because the world market is being flooded with this product. So now we are told that this solubilizing company is coming to plant 150 thousand hectares more. This would practically be the extermination of Arabic
“They did not give us anything for having gone out there,” says the 63-year-old farmer, who claims to receive only 1,500 pesos for every 250 kilos of the cherry. Of these, he pays 625 pesos to the cutter who helps him. Of that amount, 46 kilos of green coffee
Mathematics does not help you. To the consumer, one kilogram of the Nescafé instant costs 400 pesos, from which 500 cups of the drink are obtained; so with only 4 cans of a kilo, Nestlé pays the producer payment.
In a good year, its two hectares produce 5 tons of the robust coffee cherry, which is delivered to Agroindustrias Unidas de México, a horticultural company that pulps it and then resells it as green coffee to Nescafé. On average, the producer receives 6 pesos per kilo, so for his entire
“I can not even work anymore, I’m going for the 64 (years) and I’m up to bad with one arm. It gives me epilepsy and nothing else will whip me. Already the bushes are high, people do not want to cut you have to pay well right now I’m paying 2.50 and walk two.
Don Ruperto must comply with the Code of Conduct 4C, promoted by Nescafé among those who provide raw materials. These are “basic requirements for the sustainable production, processing
Because of this inequality, coffee growers from different regions of Veracruz oppose the construction of the Nestlé plant; opposition to which more than 20 thousand coffee producers from all over the country have already joined, which towards the end of February will constitute the National Movement for the Defense of Mexican
“For this 2019 coffee no longer appears within this budget; initially appeared 346 million pesos but last minute everything was deleted, “criticized Ruperto.
Carlos Conde, also a producer of Coatepec, said: “We have a hard time producing. We take a labor cost of 17 and 18 thousand pesos to a hectare of coffee and we sell coffee at 6 or 5 pesos. Imagine, how much work is given to the field and how much we spend, “he said.
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