Creation date: 2008
Location: Ciudad de México
Sector of activity: Food and drinks
Social issue: Environment and rural settings
It was the idea that farmers should receive a fair payment for their projects that drove the entrepreneur Yunersy Legorburo Ibarra to open the Café Ruta de la Seda. It is a delightful place with a name and cuisine inspired in the Middle East. The ingredients are always local and seasonal. They are bought at a fair price from small Mexican farmers.
The origin of this idea is very simple: "It came about with the idea of having a coffee shop or tea shop with healthy cakes and organic ingredients," explains its founder. Her frequent trips around Asia led her on returning to Mexico to begin to bake pastries with a clear oriental twist for her friends. "I couldn't find pastries that satisfied me and nothing I ate tasted any good to me. So I began to see the possibility of a project for organic pastries."
Currently she works with around 30 cooperatives or organizations producing organic food. She also uses other small producers who are peasant farmers or small farmers who bring their produce during the season.