Co-op Name: Coordinadora Estatal de Productores de Café de Oaxaca (CEPCO)
Location: Oaxaca, Mexico
Number of producers: 4,300 (38 base organizations/co-operatives)
Certified: Organic, Fair Trade, SPP
Varietals: Bourbon, Typica, Catimor, Marsellesa
Altitude: 1200-1800 meters above sea level
Interesting Fact: The majority of producers and farmers that make up CEPCO come from indigenous communities in Mexico. Mixteco, Zapoteco, and Mixe indigenous groups make up a majority of the 4,300 farmers. More than 10 indigenous languages are spoken by farmer members in addition to Spanish. General assembly meetings are often simultaneously translated between Spanish as well as the indigenous languages.
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