Flashback to 2018, at the annual board meeting in April, Pachamama Coffee’s Board of Directors (composed of representatives from each cooperative at origin) approved a motion to pay a premium on coffee from Nicaragua imported via our long-time partner Etico. The 10 cent per pound premium was developed by Etico with one express purpose: recognize the work that women in farming communities undertake that traditionally goes unpaid, and compensate them for it. 
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