Tosepan Titataniske is a cooperative based in Cuetzalan, Puebla, Mexico. It is composed through the union of 8 regional cooperatives and 3 associationscomposed of 34,000 families. The cooperative is governed in a democratic system, bearing in mind the ancient wisdom shared in the indigenous heritage of the Totonaca and Nahuatl. The community focus one of balance  between the relationship of human life and all-natural forces*, Often this region is referred to as the ‘deep Mexico.’

An example of their cosmovision can be seen in the coffee plantationswhich have been specifically designed to mimic natural ecosystems. Over 150 species of trees and 180 species of birds find a prosperous home in the landscape of the agro-ecosystemThis fertile forest gives more than just coffee; blossoming alongside native plants which are harvested for their medicinal properties are also vanilla, sugar, cinnamon, mushrooms, and honey.

Thanks to this careful planting strategy, restoration of forest vegetation can already be seen from grasslands to more complex agroforestry systems. This level of success enhances the corresponding ecosystem by increasing the level of biodiversityCO2 uptakesoil formationwater retention, and microclimate regulation -- aiding in the fight against Global Warming. The plantation of the Tosepan Titataniske cooperative has developed one of the best working models of sustainability in the world.

Your investment in coffee plantation reforestation will do more than extend the area of the forest. Indigenous farmers from Tosepan will have the financial means to continue to help regenerate the ecosystem, as well as provide economic, social, and cultural services by passing on this model of sustainability. 

*Totonac philosophy has been shared worldwide with the famous book "the four agreements" by Miguel Ángel Ruiz Macías.

Yearly celebrations in Cuetzalan
Yearly celebrations in Cuetzalan
Ecosystem Agriculture
Ecosystem Agriculture
Coffee is grown in combination with trees that provide shadows.
Coffee plantations in tropical forest
Coffee plantations in tropical forest
Cuetzalan forest agriculture
Cuetzalan forest agriculture
Cuetzalan
Cuetzalan
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