Arabica Reserve coffee
is a coffee place and a coffee farm that supports sustainable organic coffee agriculture in low-income rural communities of Huatulco, Oaxaca Mexico where coffee is their livelihood.
They represent direct, fair trade products while simultaneously providing education, entrepreneur, and community development initiatives that empower families to be successful using sustainable farming methods.
ARC identify farmers, families and communities in region whose livelihood is based on agriculture and who are living below the poverty line, they teach, train and empower them to develop sustainable farming practices, build long-lasting community partnerships and increase the reach of their products.
Although a beverage made from the wild coffee plant seems to have been first drunk by a legendary shepherd on the Ethiopian plateau, the earliest cultivation of coffee was in Yemen and Yemenis gave it the Arabic name qahwa, from which the words coffee and cafe both derive.
Sufi mystics in Yemen used coffee as an aid to concentration and even spiritual intoxication when they chanted the name of God, hence the visual used of a sufi lady dancing with her body and dress being composed of the Arabic words Coffee and Sea.