Pachamama Coffee Cooperative is the first specialty coffee roaster in North America entirely owned and governed by smallholder farmers in Peru, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Mexico and Ethiopia. Established in California in 2006, the cooperative delivers freshly roasted coffee direct-to-consumers while ensuring profits flow back to origin.
We’re on a mission to increase the profits of family farmers by roasting their best coffee for you.
Cooperatives build a better world. The thousands of farmers that own Pachamama have a deep interest in seeing that you love their coffee.
We attribute our success to the cooperative business model, enabling farmers to pool their resources and to roast and brew coffee in the United States.
What should a coffee executive look like?
Pachamama Coffee empowers small-scale farmers like Sofia Vanegas to retain ownership and control of their coffee across the value chain - from seed to cup. All profits are owned and controlled by the farmers themselves, who hold all five votes on Pachamama's Board of Directors. That's innovative, transformative and empowering. In fact, Pachamama's democratically elected president is a woman from Nicaragua, Merling Preza, general manager of PRODECOOP cooperative.
Behind the name
Noun | pa-cha-ma-ma
Pachamama is the earth goddess - or Mother Earth - to the Aymara and Quechua people of the Andes in South America. Learn more about Pachamama and the culture of reciprocity that inspired our founders to embrace this name.