Pachamama Coffee Cooperative is a California-based federated cooperative that is wholly owned and governed by coffee farmers in Peru, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Mexico, and Ethiopia. To learn more, Cooperative Grocer’s Allison Hermes interviewed Pachamama Coffee Cooperative CEO Thaleon Tremain.
In the mountains of Guatemala, the coffee beans of the Manos Campesinas cooperative grow. That aromatic, rich coffee has a satisfying mouthfeel that lingers. This coffee is unusual in another way: The beans are roasted and sold by Pachamama Coffee Cooperative, a fair-trade company that is redefining the scope of “direct-trade” coffee. Wine Spectator‘s Mark Pendergrast explains.
Farmer-to-Farmer volunteers continue to return to the program again and again. This past month, Mollie Moisan, Director of Cooperative Development for NCBA CLUSA member Pachamama Coffee Cooperative, flew to Zambia for her second assignment through NC.
Pachamama's Yirgacheffe Gedeb, a single-origin coffee from Ethiopia, was selected by a panel of experts in a blind tasting to serve at this week's TED2016: Dream, a conference to stimulate conversations and innovation around technology, entertainment and design meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia.
As Sacramento’s reputation for specialty coffee continues to brew, one of its local purveyors is expanding. Pachamama Coffee Cooperative, the midtown Sacramento co-op that works with small growers in five countries, recently installed its first local coffee bean roaster. And in August, Pachamama will open its third coffee cafe, on 36th and J Street in East Sacramento.
In recent years, the specialty coffee industry has actively focused on the producer. There are two major issues the industry faces when it comes to empowering the farmer: coffee prices are...
Their mission has been to disrupt the coffee industry by providing the most direct connection to growers and to empower every participant in the supply chain. In 2011, three intrepid Stanford MBAs launched Farm to Cup as an online coffee marketplace for farmers to sell their coffee directly to American consumers. After more than a year of growth, last December they merged their enterprise with Pachamama Coffee Cooperative, a farmer-owned distributor of premium coffee, which will allow that organization to accelerate its growth in the online farmer-direct coffee market in North America.
The Pachamama Coffee Cooperative, a farmer-owned distributor of premium coffee, recently announced its merger with Farm to Cup, Inc., an online coffee marketplace founded in 2011 by three classmates at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
A new Sacramento, Calif., coffee company is hoping to survive using a simple but appealing business model — selling beans as a community supported agriculture (known as CSA) storefront. With no cafe or in-house roasting, Pachamama Coffee, located in Midtown Alley, boasts of selling 100 percent farmer owned coop coffee Pachamana“farmer-owned” beans to its customers.
Warm a foodie’s heart (and belly) this holiday season with these eco-friendly and beautiful gifts. I’ve included some personal favorites that I use in my own kitchen (and plan on gifting to others), plus a smattering of newly discovered items I covet. Notice how each product on the list tells a story — of artisans, farmers, foodways and families — and in doing so, offers a window into how others may live.