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COOPETARRAZÚ, Cooperativa de Caficultores de Tarrazú RL - High-quality, sustainably produced coffee

COOPETARRAZÚ, Cooperativa de Caficultores de Tarrazú RL

High-quality, sustainably produced coffee

Costa Rica

Fair trade

Trade in products that have been certified and carry a fair trade label. An example of this is a farmer’s cooperative that collectively sells its cocoa to a fair trade organization.

Green

Promotes and/or supports the protection of the environment. An example of this is an organic farming cooperative.

Cooperativa de Caficultores de Tarrazú RL (COOPETARRAZÚ) is a cooperative of small-scale coffee producers that processes and sells sustainably produced coffee. COOPETARRAZÚ also manages supermarkets, the sale of agricultural materials, financing for the harvest and provides technical assistance. COOPETARRAZÚ has been awarded various certifications, including Fair Trade, thanks to its social and environmental best practices.

COOPETARRAZÚ produces and sells high-quality coffee, which is considered one of the best in the world in view of its acidity level, flavour and body. The sales of its own brand of roasted and ground coffee “Buen Dia” and “El Marques” have increased very rapidly, thanks to COOPETARRAZÚ’s marketing and distribution efforts.

Oikocredit chose to give a third credit line to COOPETARRAZÚ because of its high level of environmental awareness, and because it provides sales and marketing opportunities to small-scale coffee producers who would otherwise not have been able to sell their coffee, or could only sell at unfair prices.

COOPETARRAZÚ will use Oikocredit’s credit line as working capital to make advanced payments for the coffee.

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