By farmers, for farmers. Pachamama is the only coffee roaster in the United States that is 100% owned and governed by thousands of family farmers around the world.
Our vertically integrated business empowers coffee farmers in Latin America and Africa to capture the lion’s share of their coffee’s retail value, while serving a great product and forming long-term relationships with customers. We attribute much of our success to our cooperative business model.
What does "100% Farmer Owned" mean?
“100% Farmer Owned” means that all the shares in the business are owned by coffee farmers. At Pachamama, farmers have invested in roasting, brewing and delivering their best coffee in the United States. Our global co-op is governed by 5 member-groups from Peru, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Mexico and Ethiopia. Each Pachamama member has 1 vote on Board of Directors. All profits paid to farmers.
How is this different than "Direct Trade"?
Farmer Owned businesses go beyond marketing for the simple fact that farmers own a stake in the company and help themselves by serving you well. Farmers also generate financial independence, because they now have the capacity to trade directly with you, the retail consumer. At Pachamama, the power is in the hands of farmers, because you choose to buy directly from them.
Meet Our Farmers
Our farmer owners are experts at what they do. They grow single origin Arabica coffee on small farms and harvest by hand. Our member cooperatives represent more than 140,000 small-scale coffee farmers and their families in Peru, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Mexico, and Ethiopia.
"Farmer-owned brands are making a difference and adding value by connecting with people in a more direct, visceral way."