Producer Profiles

CAC Pangoa - Cooperativa Agraria Cafetalera Pangoa

The Cooperativa Agraria Cafetalera Pangoa (CAC Pangoa) is a cooperative of small coffee farmers located in San Martín de Pangoa, Peru. The majority of co-op members cultivate coffee plots between five and ten hectares. The cooperative promotes strong leadership and gender equality. The General Manager, Esperanza Dionisio Castillo, is well-known for her impressive cooperative management skills. The cooperative has been exporting its coffee to the European Fair Trade market since it became Fair Trade Certified in 2001. In 2003, CAC Pangoa made its first sale to the US market.