by Laura Steiger, Outreach Team
(originally published in March 2016)
Meet the Pachamama Coffee Cooperative farmer-owners!
Because the cooperative is farmer-owned, Pachamama’s coffee growers receive well beyond the average price paid to growers—proving the power of the cooperative business model.
The Co-op is the only store in Bellingham to carry premium coffee from Pachamama Coffee Cooperative.
Pachamama is a co-op that is 100% owned and governed by the farmers who grow the coffee.
Pachamama’s member-cooperatives represent thousands of families in Peru, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Mexico, and Ethiopia. They grow single-origin Arabica coffee on small farms and harvest by hand.
This premium coffee is imported, roasted in small batches in California, and shipped to the Co-op fresh to order.
All profits are paid to Pachamama’s farmer-owners who received an average of more than $10 for every pound of coffee sold.
Photos courtesy of Pachamama Coffee Cooperative.
The Co-op is the only store in Bellingham selling Pachamama’s coffee. Because of the special relationship between our bulk buyers and the Pachamama cooperative, we are able to offer a great selection in both of our stores.
Cozy up to a cup of this 100% organic premium coffee.