This couldn't happen without them. Thousands of families of farmers make up the five member groups that come together to own Pachamama as a global cooperative.
Each director is elected by coffee farmers and represents one of the five cooperative members from around the world that form Pachamama Coffee Cooperative.
Our Northern California-based team handles everything from customer support to roasting coffee beans. Stop by our roastery or one of our Sacramento cafés to say hi!
Based in Quillabamba, Peru, the COCLA cooperative is owned by 8,500 small-scale coffee farmers. COCLA's late leader, Raúl del Águila, was the founding president of PCC in 2003.
Representing 2,300 families in northern Nicaragua, PRODECOOP cooperative is based in Esteli, Nueva Segovia, and managed by Merling Preza, who has served as the president of PCC since 2013.
Manos Campesinas is an association of 1,100 smallholder farmers in the highlands of southwestern Guatemala. The general manager of Manos is Carlos Reynoso, who serves as vice-president of PCC.
La Unión Regional de Huatusco
Nestled high in the mountains of Veracruz—where one can often see the Pico de Orizaba, Citlaltépetl, the highest mountain in México—La Unión Regional is a cooperative of 2,000 coffee farmers in Huatusco. Ruben Zuñiga, coffee grower and director of La Unión Regional, serves as the secretary of PCC.
Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (OCFCU) represents thousands of smallholders across Ethiopia, including Sidama, Yirgacheffe, Limu and Nekemte. Oumer Wabe serves as director of PCC.
Manos Campesinas, Guatemala