Your purchase of Co-op Organic Coffee completes the a Cooperative Supply Chain circle. First farmer cooperatives grow coffee beans. Equal Exchange, which is a worker cooperative, then buys the beans and sells them to retailers like our Co-op Food Store. When you purchase this product, a percentage of the sale goes back to the farmer cooperatives in a form called the community fund. At the Co-op, 40 cents of every pound goes into a fund to support our partner co-op in Chiapas, Mexico.