Pachamama Coffee Has Plans Brewing in Berkeley

The Bay Area coffee cooperative is opening its Berkeley cafe in late 2022.
Pachamama Coffee Has Plans Brewing in Berkeley
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Pachamama Coffee finally signed a lease for 2305 Bancroft Way in Berkeley. Pachamama CEO Thaleon Tremain confirms that the 1,911 square-foot shell space will undergo a full build-out, adding that they hope to open their Berkeley outpost “by this time next year.” The farmer-owned coffee roasters will be opening their fifth cafe on the southeast edge of UC Berkeley’s campus in the retail spaces beneath The Granada apartment building.

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Outfitted much like their other cafes, this fifth location will include a full-service coffee bar and indoor seating. Their most popular coffees include their Peru and Guatemala medium roasts, as well as their Five Sisters blend. From vanilla lattés to cold brew, Pachamama offers plenty of different ways to enjoy their beans.

As a cooperative, Pachamama Coffee is entirely owned and governed by smallholder farmers in Peru, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Mexico, and Ethiopia. In these countries, coffee beans are grown, harvested, and sent to California to be roasted. 100-percent of the shareholder equity remains entirely with the farmers, who directly benefit from the profits made from their coffee sold in North America.

Pachamama Coffee prides itself on producing high-quality, sustainable coffee. Their business is designed to sustain and reward more than 240,000 small-scale farmers throughout Africa and Latin America, who are committed to community development and Certified Organic coffee production.

Pachamama Coffee will be up and running for UC Berkeley’s next school year. By then, not only will students and other Berkeley locals have something delicious to sip on, but they will have something to feel great about too. Visit for more information.

Pachamama Coffee Has Plans Brewing in Berkeley
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Nadine Blanco

Nadine Blanco

Nadine (she/her) writes for What Now San Francisco and What Now Phoenix with a background in online content creation, plus book and magazine publishing. In her free time, Nadine can be found at a bookstore, the beach, or a Padres game. Currently craving: a strong cup or coffee or a bowl of spicy ramen.
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