A Cooperative with a mission
Coocentral is a Fairtrade-certified cooperative in the Huila region. Forty-five years in the making, it now unites more than 3,200 families of coffee-growing entrepreneurs. For Coocentral members, belonging to a Fairtrade cooperative makes it possible to be economically viable, ecologically sustainable and socially responsible. Fairtrade premiums support the development of initiatives that Coocentral is implementing for its coffee farmers. For example, Mujeres Cafeteras aims to recognize the role of women throughout the history of Colombian coffee growing. Today, more than 400 women are part of this continuous education program that reinforces their knowledge of the world of coffee, best farming techniques and bean processing. Coocentral also provides its members with youth education programs, financial support for purchasing equipment and projects to improve housing for its coffee farmers.
When you buy Fairtrade-certified products, you help organizations like Coocentral support their farmers who, in turn, produce the delightfully unique taste of coffee enjoyed by connoisseurs around the world.