Triunfo Verde

Finca Triunfo Verde, S.C. is a cooperative organization conformed by around 500 organized small farmers, dedicated to organic farm practices in the buffer zone surrounding the El Triunfo biological reserve. Through ecologically friendly practices, they seek to foment conservation, offsetting land and resource degradation in the area and promoting the recovery of natural resources and local biodiversity.  Their mission is to improve member livelihoods through the sale of high quality organic coffee in markets that value and rewards the effort behind growing an ecologically friendly product with a fair price.

As environmental stewards, Triunfo Verde seeks that members of the organization remain actively engaged in a process of environmental education. Through their technical and agronomic accompaniment, farmers receive the necessary training and education to develop farmer households into productive campesino enterprises, capable of generating sustainable economic development in communities.

All operations of their business, from the collection and commercialization of coffee, to technical assistance, financial and productive assistance, community development and productive diversification, are managed inclusively and democratically.  They  advocate for gender and racial equality and religious freedom as founding principles of this cooperative.

Ultimately, the mission of the organization is to develop and demonstrate that agriculture can be compatible with rational resource use, promoting community social and economic development of underserved communities. Their goal is to improve humankind’s relationship to nature through feasible and ecologically sound means, with social justice at its core.

Translated from Triunfo Verde's website.

Tasting profile: Dark chocolate, molasses, nutmeg and clove with an earthy body, soft, citric acidity and sweet aftertaste.

Finca Triunfo Verde, S.C.

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Varietals Grown:

  • 25% Bourbon
  • 25% Anacaf14
  • 13% Catimor
  • 10% Typica
  • 8% Pache
  • 7% Pacas
  • 5% Other
  • 2% Costa Rica 95
  • 2% Oro Azteca
  • 2% Sarchimor
  • 0.5% Pacamara
  • 0.5% Other

Social Premium Investment: 2022 Crop Year Fair Trade Certification guarantees 20 cents/lb of the price paid a producer organization is set aside as a social premium. How this money is invested is a decision taken collectively by the general assembly of members at the end of each harvest. Below is a break down of how producers in this organization chose to spend their fair trade premium.

29%
Credit fund Building equity in the rural loans and savings cooperative started by FTV, Fin Mujer.
25%
Additional Income Additional payment to producer to be reinvested into farm renovation.
19%
Community Development 100 families are beneficieris of receiving materials for the improvement of their households.
11%
Improve Yields Support for the technical assistance department to improve organic production in farms. Purchase of 9000 kg of bags for nursey and seedling production at member farms.
11%
Infastructure Purchase of 200 drying and selection tables to improve selection and parchment yields Purchase of a vehicle to visit communities Investment in upkeep and maintenance of FTV facilities.
4%
Education Counterparty investment into USAID Cooperative Development Project being implemented in collaboration with Equal exchange.
3%
Diversification 100 families are beneficiaries of program to receive chickens for egg and meat production (1500 birds in total)