Producer Profiles

COCLA - Central de Cooperativas Agrarias Cafetaleras

COCLA, or the Central de Cooperativas Agrarias Cafetaleras, is a second-grade Peruvian coffee and cocoa organization determined to contribute to the social and economic development of its member cooperatives – 22 throughout the country representing an estimated 8,000 small coffee and cocoa farmers. The beginnings of COCLA can be traced to 1964 when the results of cooperativism first emerged in the region. Today, COCLA continues to work for the advancement of its members, producing about 600,000 quintals of coffee per year. According to cooperative management, about 50 percent of the region’s coffee is processed and exported through COCLA.
 

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Thanks to Fair Trade premium and higher prices we were able to provide technical assistance in ecological management and recycling/composting.  

Vladimir Delgado, Certification Manager

A renewed sense of dignity for our members is one of the core values of our organization. We highly value the Fair Trade premiums and fair and stable prices for helping us to fight tirelessly for fairness and dignity for our members and their families.  

Vladimir Delgado, Certification Manager