The Cooperative Cuzchapa was founded in 1966 to support the production of 56 small coffee farms and has grown to over 1400 member producers. Frequently seen in cup of excellence and know for the stellar consistency, this cooperative is also extremely conscious of the environmental impact of its product. The centralized wet mill floats the cherries in recycled water to remove defects prior to repulsing. Coffee is washed using very little water and then left on raised beds to dry in the sun. All of the process is completed in 1 location which ensures efficiency and high quality.