Pachamama Coffee: A One-of-a-Kind Cooperative

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You may have noticed a new P6, cooperative coffee on Seward Co-op shelves, so here's a little background. Pachamama Coffee Co-op roasts delicious single-origin coffees and blends, but their high quality isn’t the only special thing about them. Pachamama is a cooperative of other cooperatives. Five small-scale farmer cooperatives in Mexico, Peru, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Ethiopia own the business. This gives the farmers direct ownership over the brand all the way from the farm to your cup. They are the first (and currently the only) 100% farmer-owned coffee cooperative. Pachamama’s board of directors is made up entirely of farmer representatives, meaning that farmers not only own the business, they control the business.

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From Wednesday, Mar. 1—Tuesday, Mar. 21 all packaged Pachamama coffee will be 35% off! Samples will be available in the Delis on Sundays during the sale. If you like it, fill up your mug with hot brew at the Deli Counters (Sundays only) or cold brew at the Seward Co-op Creamery Café.

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