Coffee Network includes the Latin American and Caribbean Network of Fair Trade (CLAC) member organizations as a whole that work in the coffee sector and maintain the principles of the Fair Trade system and of the small producers organizations.
The Coffee Network was established in 2005, but has been operating since the 90s in the interest of building an institution with more representative and power of negotiation to defend the interests of coffee producer organizations, both in the national and international level.
Currently, the Coffee Network is composed of 155 small coffee producer organizations from different countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.
The objectives of the Coffee Network are aimed at the social, trade union, corporate-technical areas, as well as the facilitation of processes and alliances.
The Coffee Network is created on two big internal bodies:
- General Assembly:democratic space in which representatives from member organizations participate.
- Coordinating Committee: elected body by the General Assembly. Its function is to raise before CLAC’s Board of Directors the concerns, problems and proposals of small coffee producer organizations.