CoopeTarrazu was established in 1970 and since that time has become one of the major contributors to the economic devolopment in the Los Santos region of Tarrazu. Currently CoopeTarrazu has 2,600 members. The Coop assists in getting its members technical assistance, low cost loans and low prices for fertilizers. One of the most important aspect
of the cooperative is the economic benefit for the region and the members. Annually, the coop employs
approximatly 10,000 people; either directly in coffee production or in a supporting role. CoopeTarrazu is currently controlling the entire production process, from picking the cherries through the milling, drying and exporting procedures hereby assuring consistent quality each year.