With nearly half a century passed since its launch in 1965, the Costa Rican cooperative Cooprosanvito has built a thriving and sustainable business that supports the livelihoods of 850 farmers and their families. Through a successful combination of innovation and tradition, Cooprosanvito delivers a quality product with a classic, Costa Rican Arabica flavor profile. Located in southern Costa Rica, just north of the Panamanian border, Cooprosanvito producers cultivate their crops in altitudes ideal for production, with ample precipitation and rich volcanic soils. Environmental sustainability is a high priority and the cooperative treats this lush landscape with the utmost respect. Members and their families benefit from social and productive programs put into practice with the help of Fair Trade premiums. The community has recently invested in projects to provide farmers with affordable housing, access to financial credit, and industrial equipment to dry and package their product. Cooprosanvito’s years of experience, innovative expansion and community development ensure their environmentally sustainable, high quality product’s success in the future.
Number of Members:
San Vito, Puntarenas