COCASAM, or the Cooperativa Cafetalera Sanmarqueña, was founded in 1988 by 16 small coffee producers and recognized legally in October 1990 by the National Honduran Institute of Cooperatives (IHDECOOP). Their farms are located in the mountainous region of San Marcos de Colón, historically the first place in the country to produce coffee, at altitudes between 1,200 and 1,600 meters. COCASAM prides itself in their traditional practices, using production methods first introduced by French and German immigrants from the past century. The cooperative works to primarily produce high quality coffee while protecting their environment and improving the livelihoods of farmer families and the community. They were Fair Trade Certified TM in 1993.
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San Marcos de Colon