The Cuzcachapa cooperative is situated North of El Salvador's Ilamatepec volcano, in the South West of the country. Growing from having 56 members when it was established in 1966, to over 1200 members today, the mill is now the largest cooperative mill in El Salvador.
Cuzcachapa does the basics perfectly: nutty and chocolatey, with a great body and sweetness - the sort of coffee that's great to have around for any occasion. Whether you're using it as espresso or filter, it's got you covered.
The cooperative has a wide-reaching impact in the community at large, with a medical clinic, hardware store and gas station to serve the group's members. In addition, Cuzcachapa mill supports the local Santa Elenita school, which teaches around 40 children. Farmers in the group are supported with agronomy training, and the mill also takes care of a certified nursery of coffee varietals, including Castillo, Catimor and Sarchimor.