Meet The family Farmers
who Grew Your Coffee
Our relationships with farmers, their cooperatives, and their communities are at the heart of our business model. We recognize that long-term trade relationships are the bread and butter of our own cooperative. The vast majority of coffee we buy comes from the same coffee famers year after year– some of these relationships have been nurtured for 10 or 15 years. We recognize that building community and investing in farmers gives them the security of knowing that they can sell their coffee for a higher price every year. It also allows us to know that we will be able to have a regular supply of excellent coffee to roast for our customers.
To find out more about our farmer partners and to see our contracts with them, please see the Fair Trade Proof interactive pages.
- Bolivia- Asociación Integral de Productores Ecológicos de Pumiri (AIPEP)
- Colombia- ASOANEI (ANEI)
- Colombia- Fondo Paez
- Democratic Republic of Congo- Solidarité Paysanne pour la Promotion des Actions Café et Développement Intégral (SOPACDI)
- Democratic Republic of Congo- La Cooperative de Café Muungano
- Ecuador- Federación Regional de Asociaciones de Pequeños Cafetaleros Ecológicos del Sur (FAPECAFES)
- Ethiopia- Fero
- Ethiopia- Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (YCFCU)
- Guatemala- APECAFORM
- Guatemala- Comité Campesino del Altiplano (CCDA)
- Guatemala – Cooperativa Agrícola y de Servicios Varios Río Azul
- Honduras- Café Orgánico Marcala SA (COMSA)
- Mexico- Unión de Productores Maya Vinic (Maya Vinic)
- Mexico- Yachil Xolobal Chulchan (Yachil)
- Nicaragua- Las Diosas
- Peru- Cooperativa Agraria Cafetalera Pangoa (CAC Pangoa)
- Peru- Cooperativa Jose Gabriel Condorcanqui
- Peru- Norandino
- Sumatra- Permata Gayo
Legacy Coffee Farmer Sources
Author: Matt Earley -- April 28th, 2016 Las Diosas is moving ahead and continuing to make steady recovery progress from the coffee fungus (La Roya) that took the vast majority of their coffee three years ago. With our non-profit partner On The Ground (OTG) we have...
Matt Earley -- Chiapas, Mexico -- January 2016 To kick-off our 2016 Delegations, I spent the first part of January in Chiapas, Mexico with our partner On The Ground Global. We were there with a delegation of people to visit coffee co-ops and to find out more about On...
Have you heard? We've teamed up with this Laos based cooperative for our newest (limited addition) single origin roast! The "Bolaven Plateau Coffee Producers Cooperative" or CPC was created in 2007 with the support of the Laotian government and the French Development...
Although all of the efforts the women of Las Diosas are showing in their new coffee crops, it brings us to the obvious question - what are these women doing to survive in the meantime as their income recovers? One approach the women of Las Diosas have recently been...
I have returned from the first On The Ground Nicaragua Delegation with lots of good news and some troubling news as well. The good work that the women have done cannot be overstated, but as usual there are some significant challenges ahead of them and they need our...
We are a little more than a week away from the first Just Coffee/On The Ground trip to Las Diosas and FEM. In tow, we have eleven fantastic people with varied backgrounds -- all with one compelling common interest -- women's empowerment. All of the participants are...
Three years ago the Roya (Coffee Leaf Rust) fungus spread from South America to Central America like wildfire. At that time it was clear that if conditions did not change it would run up the isthmus into Southern Mexico devastating small-scale farmers’ livelihoods the...
Like co-ops all over Central and South America, Maya Vinic is struggling with Roya or Coffee Rust-- I'll talk about that in my next post. While the co-op is trying to deal with combatting the fungus and to reinvigorate their coffee fields they are moving to strengthen...
I arrived in Chiapas, Mexico yesterday-- a place that feels like a second home. Since 1997 I have come here almost every year to visit and-- since 2000-- to work with coffee farmers in the highlands surrounding the beautiful colonial city San Cristobal de las Casas....