Founded with a vision to innovate and improve coffee-growing for the farmers of the region, the cooperative COMSA (Café Orgánico Marcala) has done just that. In the Southern mountains of the country, the are continually finding new ways to grow coffee through sustainable and organic means. Their farms thrive as community leaders explore the use of innovative practices like applying fermented solutions of micro-organisms to boost the plants’ health; some even drink it themselves!
COMSA dedicates many resources to strengthening its organization through educational programs for its members. For example, a women’s group raises animals and tends a rich cornucopia of vegetable crops to diversify their families’ incomes and supply the local community with healthy, organic produce.