Beneficio means “benefit” in Spanish. Thanks to you, that’s just what this new beneficio – a coffee wet mill – will do for Tierra Nueva’s 150 coffee-growing families.
We partnered with Engineers Without Borders this year to build a beneficio so families can efficiently depulp, ferment, wash, and dry their own coffee. The more farmers process their coffee, the higher a price they can command in the market for their crop. Plus dried coffee beans can be sorted by quality and size, allowing farmers to sell their best beans for a premium. Advances in technology like this beneficio leverage community resources to help farmers move up the value chain from survival subsistence farming to profitable and dignified agribusiness ownership.