Mexican Maya Nut
Product: Roasted Maya nut, also referred to as capomo
Origin: Chulavista, Central Mexico
Community: Josefina and her colleagues in Central Mexico
Mission: Encouraging reforestation and purchasing a product that helps women make an income.
Capomo is a sustainable, fair trade, environmentally friendly, healthy, and tasty alternative to decaffeinated coffee that has been called a superfood. Capomo is harvested, roasted and packaged almost exclusively by women in small villages in central America. This capomo comes from a peice of land owned by Josefina in Chulavista, Mexico.
Josefina has 100 acres of trees on her farm, and hires women from her village to pick the seeds from the ground. She then roasts them – a light roast for flour, and a dark roast for drinking – and grinds them by hand.
Understand the significance of the maya nut through the Maya Nut Institute
Learn more about the role that the maya nuts play in forest conservation
See how you can use maya nuts in your own recipes
Find our more about the product through the Capomo supplier website