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 received an average of more than $10 for every pound of coffee sold last year. That’s 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.
With International Coffee Day at the end of September, we decided to revisit this blog post from 2016. After all, we still love Pachamama Coffee Cooperative and their coffee!
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 last year.
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.
With the change of season, there’s no better time to cozy up to a hot cup of this 100% organic premium coffee. Let us know which variety is your favorite: Breakfast Blend, Nicaraguan, Peru, Five Sisters, French Roast, or Farmer’s Extra. All only $11.29/pound.