This coffee is sourced from family-owned farms organized around Cocamar Cooperativa Agroindustrial (COCAMAR), a cooperative located in the municipality of Maringá in the state of Paraná, Brazil. COCAMAR was founded by a group of 43 coffee producers in 1963. The current membership has grown to 13,000, and includes producers from municipalities in the state of Paraná, São Paulo, and Mato Grosso. In addition to coffee, members of COCAMAR diversify their incomes with the production of soybeans, corn, wheat, and oranges. The milling facility at COCAMAR is renowned for its strict quality control measures and protection of the environment.