Productores de café de Motozintla (PROCAFEM) was founded on February 20th, 2002. Beginning with just 20 members, the coop grew to its current size of 338 members in the communities of Siltepec, Bella Vista, Escuintla and Motozintla in the state of Chiapas. In the heart of the Sierra Madre, the growing area is dominated by pine-oak forest, ferns, and cedar. PROFECAM also works diligently to aid in subsistence farming and preservation of the maya-quiché culture, which represents many of the coop’s members.
Through the Fair Trade Premiums, Procafem has provided overall economic and social benefits to its members, such as road improvements and practical methods for establishing a greater variety of crops. In addition, it has focused on developing and improving sustainable farming practices, including training and technical assistance for partners, and seeking expanded international markets for its Fair Trade coffee.