What is "Farmer Owned"?

100% Farmer Owned means that all the shares (equity) in the business are owned by farmers. At Pachamama, coffee farmers have invested in roasting and brewing their best coffee in California. Our global co-op is governed by five member-groups from Peru, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Mexico and Ethiopia. Each member-group has a representative in the boardroom and owns a 20% share of the business. 

How's this "Different"?

Farmer Owned brands go beyond Conventional and Fair Trade for the simple fact that farmers own the company and the profits - helping themselves by serving you well. Through ownership, investing in the power to trade directly with you, farmers create a path to financial independence. By bringing Pachamama coffee direct to market, our farmers capture the lion's share of the value of their specialty coffee.

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