Leonardo Araujo sorts sun-dried natural arabica, for sale to local middlemen. Small- scale producers lack direct access to markets and must rely on intermediaries. As a result, they may earn as little as 10 percent of coffee's retail value. Like many area farmers, Araujo yearns to export his coffee directly to foreign buyers in order to by-pass local middlemen, called "coyotes," who tend to exploit small-scale farmers’ lack of credit options.
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