Cafeco (CAFEtaleros de la COncordia) is a 540-member cooperative founded by Jose Arguello, 3-time Cup of Excellence winner, whose award-winning farm sits in the highest mountains of La Concordia.

The coop was founded to give the small-scale producers in the nearby area access to the specialty market.

Access to certified seeds at cost price ensure that the varietals grown will be able to weather the changing climate. Cafeco has a team of agronomists that advise on organic farming and management to assure quality and optimised yield. Each producer's coffee is accessed by their lab and in-house Q grader which helps them make data led decisions. Cafeco members also get support in the way of financing for crops and renovations.

Knowledge and financing often are obstacles for small-scale producers, so this initiative allows them to maintain a good livelihood.

  • Region: La Concordia, Chiapas
  • Origin: Cafeco
  • Variety: Typica, Peñasco, Costa Rica 95, Catimor
  • Process: Fully Washed
  • Altitude: 1100-1400 masl 
  • Harvest date: 2022
  • Roast Date: May 2023