Cooperativa de Manizales
Fostering fair trade and improving lives in coffee communities
About the Cooperative de Caficultores de Manizales
Established in the heart of Caldas, Colombia, the Cooperativa de Caficultores de Manizales has been a cornerstone in the coffee industry, advocating for fair trade and sustainable practices since its beginning on August 22, 1960. This pioneering cooperative was founded to secure fair prices prompt payment, and improve the living standards of coffee growers and their families, setting a benchmark for ethical coffee production in Colombia and beyond.
With the backing of the Federación Nacional de Cafeteros, the Cooperativa de Caficultores de Manizales started a journey to enhance the commercialization of coffee, focusing on quality, equitable economic practices, and the welfare of its community. It stands as a testament to the power of cooperative models in promoting democratic participation, competitiveness, and satisfaction among its members.
Aiming to serve coffee growers with different services, the cooperative emphasizes the importance of maintaining coffee quality, fostering socio-economic balance, and nurturing human talent rooted in values of creativity and proactivity. Its policies and practices contribute to Colombian coffee's global reputation and ensure that each cup shares a story of collaboration, dignity, and progress.
The Cooperativa de Caficultores de Manizales champions the rights of coffee growers and sets a global standard for sustainable and fair coffee production. Its enduring commitment to its members and the broader community demonstrates how cooperatives can lead the way in sustainable development and social equity in the agricultural sector.