Pachamama Opens the Midtown Roastery Café with a Weekend of Events

March 19, 2018

Today, Pachamama Coffee proudly announced the grand opening of their Midtown Roastery Café on March 24th. The new location is an expansion of the coffee cooperative’s existing wholesale, retail and café operations, and is located in Sacramento at 919 20th Street.

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How We Built Pachamama Coffee Cooperative: an Interview with Thaleon Tremain

September 1, 2017

Pachamama Coffee Cooperative is a California-based federated cooperative that is wholly owned and governed by coffee farmers in Peru, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Mexico, and Ethiopia. To learn more, Cooperative Grocer’s Allison Hermes interviewed Pachamama Coffee Cooperative CEO Thaleon Tremain.

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The Mother of Direct-Trade Coffee

September 30, 2016

In the mountains of Guatemala, the coffee beans of the Manos Campesinas cooperative grow. That aromatic, rich coffee has a satisfying mouthfeel that lingers. This coffee is unusual in another way: The beans are roasted and sold by Pachamama Coffee Cooperative, a fair-trade company that is redefining the scope of “direct-trade” coffee. Wine Spectator‘s Mark Pendergrast explains.

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NCBA CLUSA member returns to Africa for another Farmer-to-Farmer assignment

April 7, 2016

Farmer-to-Farmer volunteers continue to return to the program again and again. This past month, Mollie Moisan, Director of Cooperative Development for NCBA CLUSA member Pachamama Coffee Cooperative, flew to Zambia for her second assignment through NC.

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Pachamama Coffee Chosen in Blind Tasting to Serve at TED Conference

February 16, 2016

Pachamama's Yirgacheffe Gedeb, a single-origin coffee from Ethiopia, was selected by a panel of experts in a blind tasting to serve at this week's TED2016: Dream, a conference to stimulate conversations and innovation around technology, entertainment and design meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Pachamama Coffee Launches East Sac Coffee Cafe and Midtown Roastery

June 25, 2015

As Sacramento’s reputation for specialty coffee continues to brew, one of its local purveyors is expanding. Pachamama Coffee Cooperative, the midtown Sacramento co-op that works with small growers in five countries, recently installed its first local coffee bean roaster. And in August, Pachamama will open its third coffee cafe, on 36th and J Street in East Sacramento.

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Vertical Integration in the Coffee Supply Chain: Pachamama Coffee Cooperative

September 5, 2014

In recent years, the specialty coffee industry has actively focused on the producer. There are two major issues the industry faces when it comes to empowering the farmer: coffee prices are...

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A Grassroots Student Effort Has Made Even More Impact

February 22, 2013

Their mission has been to disrupt the coffee industry by providing the most direct connection to growers and to empower every participant in the supply chain. In 2011, three intrepid Stanford MBAs launched Farm to Cup as an online coffee marketplace for farmers to sell their coffee directly to American consumers. After more than a year of growth, last December they merged their enterprise with Pachamama Coffee Cooperative, a farmer-owned distributor of premium coffee, which will allow that organization to accelerate its growth in the online farmer-direct coffee market in North America.

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Farmer-Owned Coffee Coop Merges with Online Coffee Marketplace

January 3, 2013

The Pachamama Coffee Cooperative, a farmer-owned distributor of premium coffee, recently announced its merger with Farm to Cup, Inc., an online coffee marketplace founded in 2011 by three classmates at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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Sacramento Cooperative Serves as CoffeeCSA Storefront

June 11, 2012

A new Sacramento, Calif., coffee company is hoping to survive using a simple but appealing business model — selling beans as a community supported agriculture (known as CSA) storefront. With no cafe or in-house roasting, Pachamama Coffee, located in Midtown Alley, boasts of selling 100 percent farmer owned coop coffee Pachamana“farmer-owned” beans to its customers.

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Fun, Socially Concious Gift Ideas for Food Lovers

December 15, 2011

Warm a foodie’s heart (and belly) this holiday season with these eco-friendly and beautiful gifts. I’ve included some personal favorites that I use in my own kitchen (and plan on gifting to others), plus a smattering of newly discovered items I covet. Notice how each product on the list tells a story — of artisans, farmers, foodways and families — and in doing so, offers a window into how others may live.

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CoffeeCSA Connects Farmers and Coffee Drinkers

June 24, 2011

Looking for fresh-roasted, organic, fair trade coffee that you can truly trace back to the farmer? Through a new coffee CSA – aptly named CoffeeCSA – you can support small-scale farmers in Guatemala, Nicaragua, Ethiopia, Peru and Mexico and get your share of the harvest every month of the year.

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Pachamama Coffee Cooperative: A Locally Based Model Goes Global

June 14, 2011

Development Marketplace winner Pachamama Coffee Cooperative (PCC) was featured in the New York Times not too long ago. Its newest initiative found its roots in humble beginnings. Springing from the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) movement which began in the 1960’s in Switzerland, consumers receive their produce directly from the farmer through a household subscription paid for in advance. Then on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, the consumer cum subscriber receives a portion of the overall harvest.

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A Coffee CSA Brings Java to Your Door

May 23, 2011

The package sits by the mailbox, its aromatic contents promising a richly flavored, caffeinated start to the day. Anyone can get his java delivered from Starbucks or Peet’s, but this particular box has a different, very specific provenance. These coffee beans have traveled from Meliya Ame’s four-acre farm in Ethiopia, with only one small detour: a San Francisco coffee roaster who toasted the still-green beans to order, then sped the delivery to one of the “investors” in Ame’s family farm — a cup of joe for a regular Joe.

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Community Agriculture Goes Global With Coffee

April 21, 2011

The community-supported agriculture movement, which provides consumers a direct link to local farmers, is extending to coffee growers in Latin America and elsewhere.

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Thinking Out of the Box

April 4, 2017

FUN though it is to pretend that a magic bunny provided the chocolate in your Easter basket, it is much more likely to have been grown by smallholders in West Africa, the region that produces 70% of the world's cocoa. The crop is an important source of income for many countries—the largest producer, Côte d'Ivoire, earns over 20% of its export revenues from cocoa. But although global sales of chocolate amount to some $75 billion a year, growers capture only a tiny fraction of this: around $4 billion a year from the sale of cocoa beans.

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