Every coffee has a story, and this is one of collaboration and partnership. COCOCA (Consortium of Coffee Cooperatives) is a union of coffee co-operatives that work together to improve both the quality of their coffee and their livelihoods.
COCOCA was created in October 2012 by ten co-operatives who sought to support each other through capacity building, agronomy training, and developing coffee sales. Fast forward to 2018 and COCOCA has grown to 33 members, all continuing to work towards their common goal.
Through COCOCA, a union of like-minded co-operatives of coffee growers have been able to build a stable network to support each other through sharing knowledge and experiences. This includes building their own washing station, enabling greater control over the quality of their coffee.