Produced in the West Valley region of Costa Rica where the average rainfall is 1800mm per year and the temperature is approximately 23 degrees Celsius. CoopePalmares is a fully functioning cooperative with around 1350 members, all receiving full benefits. This includes medical services to all associates and their families, financial services for the growers, and economical contribution through Madre Verde Foundation. The Coop is also committed to the environment. They have implemented forest protection programs, they are certified ISO 9001/14001, they minimize water consumption and process optimization during milling. Solid wastes are transformed into organic fertilizers.