Coffee-farmer-owned Pachamama Coffee Cooperative is making even deeper seed-to-cup connections after last month opening a 6,000-square-foot retail coffee bar and education/events space adjacent to its production roastery in Sacramento, California.
The cafe offers a rotating menu of seven single-origin coffees sourced from Pachamama’s five member cooperatives in Ethiopia (Oromia), Guatemala (Manos Campesinas), Mexico (La Unión), Nicaragua (Prodecoop) and Peru (COCLA), which combined represent some 140,000 smallholder member farmers. Those cooperatives not only supply Pachamama’s coffee, they also govern the Sacramento-based cooperative company, led by co-founder and CEO Thaleon Tremain.
The new Midtown Sacramento bar joins Pachamama’s East Sacramento location, while an original retail outpost, in downtown Davis, closed in 2016 after a lease was not renewed. Attached to the roastery, the new bar offers expanded areas for public programming and educational events, which are central to the cooperative’s farmer-focused mission.
Despite the mission-based approach, the company maintains a focus on quality development, taking home two Good Food Awards for roasted organic Ethiopian coffees earlier this year. The new shop is offering individual pourovers, as well as espresso drinks supported by a Slayer V3 3-group espresso machine. Baked goods and other food are being supplied by local purveyors Sugar Plum Vegan and the Sacramento Natural Foods Cooperative.
The Pachamama Roastery Coffee Bar is now open at 919 20th Street in Sacramento, California.
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