An introduction to our
Community Development Programs
We are only as successful as those who are at the heart of our family business: our coffee pickers. Because of this, we passionately believe in providing the utmost quality care and support for our community of workers. We are committed to fostering a community built through both ethical working and living standards that support our workers even when their work hats come off.
We support our community and their families as we guarantee housing for all. All employees are subject to salaries that start at the minimum wage as well as voluntary overtime is compensated at 100% of their normal salaries.
To ensure no workers are exploited to chemical poisoning on the fields, we have restricted and enforced the amount of times in which employees can handle chemicals. We are also committed to providing free access to our community clinic year round for both the workers and their families.
As a family who passionately believes in the importance and the difference an education can make, we academically support all the kids of our community of coffee pickers through our k-12th family non-profit Catholic school, Centro Escolar Flor de Maria Rizo, located a walking distance from the fields. We are committed to empowering our community and supporting them at their core.
Fair and good working conditions
Health and work safety programs
Free community clinic
Pharmacy with access to free medication
Flor de Maria School
Don Tomás Coffee Supports Education for Children of the Farm Community Don Tomás farms also operate a pre-school to 12th grade, the Flor de María Technical School to educate farm and community children in mathematics, the sciences, literature and English. It is our hope that these girls and boys can one day find brighter futures outside the farm community and ultimately lift their families out of life long poverty through quality education.