The Smell of Coffee

Farmer organisations

Listed below are the organisations of coffee farmers participating in The Smell of Coffee. Together they represent about 25,000 farmers and their families.


COCLA (Central de Cooperativas Agrarias Cafetaleras) is a Peruvian organisation of coffee farmers situated near Cuzco, east of the famous Inca ruin, Machu Picchu. All coffee production by COCLA is organic, thus ensuring their children’s future.


EXPOCAFE is a Colombian national export organization of coffee farmers. Colombia is known for its quality coffee, and is an important player on the world market. The coffee supplied to The Smell of Coffee is produced by small farmers listed in the International Fair Trade Coffee Producers’ Register.


COOCAFE (Consorcio de Cooperativas de Caficultores de Guanacaste y Montes de Oro) of Costa Rica has gained great benefit from the fair trade market, and is now an important organization in Costa Rica. COOCAFE has conducted various projects for and with its member co-operatives, such as scolarships and a project for the conservation of the rainforest. 


UCRAPROBEX (Union de Cooperativas de la Reforma Agraria Productoras, Beneficiadoras y Exportadoras) is a Salvadoran organization that finds its roots in the agrarian reform that took place in the early eighties in El Salvador. Land was taken from big landowners and given to the workers, which were organized in co-operatives. In this way they were given a chance to create a better life for themselves and their families.

last updated: 24 march 2000