We purchase the majority of our coffee from cooperatives. Since 2006, our membership in Cooperative Coffees, the world’s only cooperatively owned coffee importer, has opened incalculable doors. Like establishing direct relationships with producers from the start, even when four of us ran Wonderstate out of a little train depot. When producers organize in cooperatives, they pool resources and achieve more together, too — like representation on governance boards and higher profits. Because farmers should have a voice beyond production.