Farmer Owned Brands on the Rise

From the Ground Up Farmer-Owned Brands on the Rise! By Thaleon Tremain What do the following have in common: Divine Chocolate, Ocean Spray, Tillamook, Organic Valley and Florida’s Natural? They are all “Farmer-Owned” brands and actively promoting it. Farmer ownership is nothing new, of course. But only recently has farmer-ownership emerged to become a focal […]

Nicaraguan Coffee Farmer Alexa Marin’s Visit

We are happy to have Alexa Marin, a small-scale coffee farmer in Nicaragua, visiting with us in Sacramento this week! Alexa Marin — like many coffee farmers in Central America — suffered a great blow from Coffee Rust, a fungus that destroys coffee plants. The Coffee Rust arrived on Alexa’s small organic farm in 2012. […]

Coffee Break with Sofia Vanegas in Nicaragua

How do you brew your coffee every morning? Pour-over, french press, standard coffee machine? It’s probably quite different than how Sofia Vanegas, small-scale coffee farmer in northern Nicaragua, prepares her coffee.  Coffee culture in Nicaragua is a beautiful, meticulous process. Watch the video below and join Sophia as she goes through her usual process of preparing […]

California Cooperative Conference

Happy Wednesday! Are you starting to plan your weekend activities? We sure are! Here at Pachamama Coffee Cooperative we are excited to kick off the weekend at the 2015 California Co-op Conference . This conference for cooperatives is a celebration of the past years’ successes and will be packed with workshops, lectures, and events that will encourage growth […]

Why We are Proud to be a .COOP Cooperative

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet”  William Shakespeare Check out this video to see why we chose the site name Pacha.coop and are proud to be a “.coop”   Want to get your coffee straight from the farmers? Check out Pachamama beans here Or try […]

Raúl Del Águila Hidalgo, Nuestro Compadre

FEBRUARY 13, 2013 We are sad to report that Sr. Raúl Del Águila, the general manager of the COCLA cooperative in Quillabamba, Peru, passed away on February 13, 2013, while working in Germany. He was a true visionary and a great man. Raúl was the co-founder and the president of Pachamama Coffee Cooperative in the […]

A Question of Ownership

BY THALEON TREMAIN This is what a coffee executive should look like.   About ten years ago I met an amazing coffee farmer in Costa Rica, up in a cloud forest near Monteverde. Sabino Montero was one of the first farmers in Costa Rica to embrace organic production, and his family’s lush farm, thick with […]

From the Ground Up: Farmer-Owned Brands on the Rise

THALEON TREMAIN A growing category in grocery retail embraces farmer-ownership What do the following have in common: Divine Chocolate, Ocean Spray, Tillamook, Organic Valley and Florida’s Natural? They are all “Farmer-Owned” brands and actively promoting it. Farmer-ownership is not new, of course. Agriculture has been the foundation of the world’s society and economy for thousands […]

CoffeeCSA Connects Coffee Lovers Straight to the Farm

The farmer-owned cooperative Pachamama Coffee launched the world’s first global C.S.A. (Community Support Agriculture) program last week. (Here’s an article from the New York Times). The new web platform, http://www.CoffeeCSA.org, is a community supported agriculture model that allows consumers to subscribe to regular deliveries of roasted coffee from family farmers. It is the world’s first […]

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