WHS Graduate



Matthew Block, 2008 Wellesley High School graduate, has been living and working in Peru for the past few years learning how to organically cultivate crops from family farmers in remote valleys of the country. He has now started Campesino Mateo — a company to connect these farmers directly with artisan coffee roasters and chocolatiers in the US. By economically incentivizing the farmers to produce high quality goods the company helps ensure the social and environmental wellbeing of the communities.

Campesino Mateo brings the flavors of the Peruvian Andean Mountains and Amazon Jungle directly to artisan producers and consumers.  Products include shade-grown washed arabica coffee beans, heirloom cacao beans, dried turmeric, ginger, Peruvian “Maras” mountain salt, artisanal foods. It is harvested by hand, wildcrafted, and tended naturally. The Kickstarter campaign just launched if you are interested, click here.



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Quentin is President of Sustainable Wellesley, an advisor for SaveOhno.org and a Partner in the management consulting firm Alder Associates. He has degrees in Physics and Business and is studying for a Masters in Sustainability at Harvard University Extension School. Quentin has lived in Wellesley since 2000 and is married with two children in Wellesley pub

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