SOPACDI is located in Kivu, DRC, an area that has been wracked by ethnic- and gender-based violence that has destroyed the local economy and all but virtually extinguished the coffee sector.
Name: Finca Triunfo Verde
Location: Jaltenango, Chiapas, Mexico
Number of Producers: 340
Certifications: Organic, Fair Trade, SPP
Interesting Fact: Finca Triunfo Verde (FTV) has worked extensively with Grounds for Health to implement a community-focused effort to test women for cervical cancer. Grounds for Health has trained co-op staff to run and maintain the clinic and continue the effort.
Last Visit: Finca Triunfo Verde co-hosted a delegation of café owners in January 2014 along with Comon Yaj Noptic and CESMACH. Green Coffee Buyer Carly Kadlec also visited in November 2013 and watched some of a World Cup qualifying game for Mexico during a coffee purchasing visit. In a country where soccer is the most popular and important national sport, the coffee talk always stops for game time!