COOPCAFER, or the Cooperativa Departamental de Caficultores Risaralda, worker-owned and administered coffee organization in Colombia. It was formed to collectively produce and distribute goods and services for its associates and the communities in which they operate. Their mission is to guarantee the commercialization of coffee at a just price and offer complementary social development programs. Having gone through many changes, in structure and names since the late 1950’s, COOPCAFER came into its current form in 1994. Today, an estimated 3,495 people are members of the organization, with 17 agencies and 16 shops in the department of Risaralda, Colombia.
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