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La Casita

The space we call home. A collective of our shared ideas, visions and accomplishments. Travel on our journey through the coffee fields of member owners to our cafés and beyond. This is where we can share our joys, our struggles, our ideas and passion for what we do each and everyday working for coffee farmers.

New Look. Same Mission.

At Pachamama Coffee, we work for coffee farmers. For over 20 years, we have been in the pursuit of doing better business in better ways to create a sustainable and...

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Gender Equity Nicaragua Women in Coffee

Programas de PRODECOOP en Nicaragua | A Conversation With Alexa Marin, Gender Commission Coordinator

By Ashley Fleming

PRODECOOP is a secondary level cooperative in Rio Coco, Nicaragua that unites over 38 base cooperatives. They were founded to support the commercialization and promotion...

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Gender Equity Women in Coffee

A Conversation with Pachamama President Merling Preza | The Role of Women in Coffee

By Ashley Fleming

Continuing our conversation through Women's History Month on the role of women in the cooperative, we sat down with Pachamama President, Merling Preza, to discuss the importance...

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Gender Equity Women in Coffee

A Woman’s Work: Initiatives to Fund Gender Equity In Nicaragua

By Ashley Fleming

This work was originally written by Lauren Taber in 2018, and has been edited and repurposed for distribution in 2022 by Ashley Fleming. The images...

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Awards Gender Equity Nicaragua Women in Coffee

Alexa Marin | Finalist, Notable Coffee Producer Award

By Ashley Fleming

The 13th Annual Sprudgie Awards have named finalists for a total of thirteen categories. These range from outstanding individuals, to best podcast, and our personal...

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Certified Organic climate change Gender Equity Nicaragua Sustainability Women in Coffee

The Widening Coffee Crisis

By Rosa Sarabia

Climate Change and Economic Struggles at Origin Amidst a Global Pandemic: Firsthand Account Words and photographs by coffee farmer Alexa Marin of Nicaragua. The last couple years amplified many of...

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Cooperative Gender Equity Interview Women in Coffee

The Role and Power of Cooperatives: Merling Preza at SCA Re:co Symposium 2019

By Ashley Fleming

In 2019, Pachamama President and PRODECOOP General Manager, Merling Preza, spoke at the Speciality Coffee Association’s Re:co Speciality Coffee Symposium. She sat down with Kim Elena...

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Cooperative Gender Equity Interview Nicaragua

Meet Merling Preza, Co-founder and President of Pachamama Coffee and General Manager of PRODECOOP

By Ashley Fleming

Meet our co-founder and president, Merling Preza, general manager of PRODECOOP in Estelí, Nicaragua. Ms. Preza recently visited Pachamama's East Sacramento café, where she gave...

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Cooperative Gender Equity Sustainability Trip to Origin Women in Coffee

Women Coffee Farmers

By Rosa Sarabia

Women's History Month is not just about remembering the impact of women who came before us, it is also about learning to recognize those who continue paving...

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Cooperative Gender Equity Nicaragua Women in Coffee

Celebrating Women's History Month

By Rosa Sarabia

This month marks Women’s History Month! We at Pachamama will continue to celebrate some of the amazing women leaders who are farmer-owners of Pachamama Coffee. ...

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Cooperative Gender Equity Interview

A Conversation with Pachamama Coffee Cooperative's Board of Directors

By Thaleon Tremain

PRESIDENT MERLING PREZA Sacramento CA - This conversation with Pachamama co-founders Merling Preza (PRODECOOP) and Carlos Reynoso (Manos Campesinas) was recorded by Johanna Abasto in October 2019. It has...

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Cooperative Gender Equity Nicaragua Trip to Origin Women in Coffee

Women in Coffee: Celebrating International Women's Day With Tonita From San Juan de Rio Coco, Nicaragua

By Lauren Taber

BY LAUREN TABER Across the highland region of Nicaragua, one will see a diversity of wildlife darting across twisting mountain roads, signs advertising the sale...

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Gender Equity Guatemala Trip to Origin

Caterina Yac Shares Her Story From Guatemala

By Emmeline Wilson

Coffee producer and Pachamama Coffee Cooperatve member, Caterina Yac, talks about her love of working in the coffee industry and how her production goes directly to Pachamama...

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Events Gender Equity Nicaragua

Coffee Farmer Alexa Marin's Visit

By Emmeline Wilson

 We are happy to have Alexa Marin, a small-scale coffee farmer in Nicaragua, visiting with us in Sacramento this week! Alexa Marin — like many...

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