El Triunfo is a cooperative of 478 members growing shade grown coffee located in the buffer zone of El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve. The biosphere is located in the highlands of the Sierra Madre de Chiapas. El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve is one of the world’s most diverse forest reserves. This reserve contains Mesoamerica’s largest continuous cloud forest, and it serves as a refuge to thousands of plant and animal species. El Triunfo is rare and valuable sanctuary that requires continued protection. All the coffee they produce is shade grown, and biological corridors are created in order to facilitate bird and animal migration.
The Fair Trade premiums as well as all the profits from purchasing through From the Ground Up is used by the cooperative to maintain the buffer zone and reward quality improvements.
These farmers are passionate coffee growers who want to produce high quality micro lots and while improving their surrounding environment.