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Posts tagged: cooperatives

How Does Collaboration Drive Change and Social Impact in the Coffee Supply Chain?

How Does Collaboration Drive Change and Social Impact in the Coffee Supply Chain?

Coffee is one of the most traded agricultural exports in the entire world. It supports an utterly enormous industry. In 2018, global coffee exports alone were worth $30.9 billion, according to the OEC. It supports the livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people around the world, and is a hugely...

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Cooperative Coffees wins SCA Sustainability Award

Cooperative Coffees wins SCA Sustainability Award

We are thrilled to share that the importing cooperative we co-own has been recognized by the Specialty Coffee Association for our sustainability efforts and business model. Below is an edited version of the press release published by Cooperative Coffees last week.   //   Cooperative Coffees Wins the SCA's Sustainability Award for Sustainable...

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Cooperative Coffees Allocates $130K for Immediate COVID Relief for Coffee Farmers

Cooperative Coffees Allocates $130K for Immediate COVID Relief for Coffee Farmers

Photo: Partner farmers at the Pangoa Cooperative in Satipo, Peru Higher Grounds is a proud member-owner of Cooperative Coffees, the world's only fair trade, organic coffee importing cooperative. We buy our coffee through Cooperative Coffees because we believe in the power of cooperation and long-term relationships.  For every pound of coffee we...

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Farmer Feature: Eraldo Garcia of COMSA

Farmer Feature: Eraldo Garcia of COMSA
For the past few years, we've sourced a handful of single-farmer lots from within the COMSA cooperative in Marcala, Honduras. COMSA also provides the coffee we use in our Funky Mamacita blend, French roast, and Gran's Blend. Currently we have four outstanding COMSA microlots rounding out our Apex Series, including a natural-process coffee from Eraldo Garcia, manager of quality control at COMSA's wet mill in Marcala.

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