It's pretty special when a cooperative with amazing infrastructure built on collective efforts also has the ability to celebrate individuals within the organization. We are pleased to have a special Black Honey processed micro-lot cultivated by Fabio Ruiz Vargas and processed by CoopeVictoria.
With more than 2,900 producer-members in the province of Alajuela, CoopeVictoria has built a state-of-the-art processing facility with certifications in quality and environmental management from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) utilizes recycled water and the mechanical dryers (guardiolas) recirculate airflow to maximize furnace efficiency. The facility also has an organic fertilizer production plant and a water treatment plant. In addition to exporting coffee, CoopeVictoria produces sugar, operates a gas station and a hardware store, and sells roasted coffee for national consumption. Cooperative members have access to low interest loans and healthcare for their families at the cooperative run health center. But behind all this amazing infrastructure there are individuals like Fabio who, as an agronomist, loves pouring all of his attention into his farm, knowing that he can leave the post-harvest work in the care of CoopeVictoria.