The Coconut Cooperative: A story of passion, innovation, and dedication to quality

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In this article, we will go back to the good old days and discuss how we started, from farm to table. Join us as we trace the origins of The Coconut Cooperative, a tale marked by passion, innovation, and an unwavering dedication to quality.

How it all started

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It was in 2014 when Ben, the founder of The Coconut Cooperative, embarked on a mission that would shape the future of coconut products. He was living in the vibrant landscapes of Southeast Asia when family friends and food industry experts asked him to source sustainable, top-tier organic coconut sugar. 

With a spark of curiosity ignited by this request, he started his journey to find the most suitable source.

The quest for quality: Setting standards

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Setting the bar high, Ben had two criteria to meet:

  1. To look for a manufacturer who has a strong tie to their farmland and farming cooperatives
  2. To implement quality control.

Knowing that this journey needed a stern analysis, Ben meticulously scoured farms throughout Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and the Philippines. He left no stone unturned in his pursuit of excellence.

The birth of The Coconut Cooperative

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Within the span of just a year, Ben struck gold. He found the perfect partner in a coconut ingredient manufacturer, and that was when The Coconut Cooperative was born.

Quickly after forming its first manufacturer partnership for organic coconut sugar, it rose to success. It paved the way to gradually expand its footprint across North America with an array of high-quality, competitively-priced imports.

Bridging gaps through coconuts

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Due to the success of its organic coconut sugar, The Coconut Cooperative diversified its offerings to include many different organic coconut ingredients. 

Through frequent visits to Sri Lanka, Indonesia, and Vietnam, Ben fostered invaluable relationships with farmers and manufacturers, gaining a holistic understanding of the coconut supply chain.

High-quality organic coconut products

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Presently, The Coconut Cooperative boasts an impressive lineup of organic coconut products, including: 

Each product is a testament to the cooperative’s unwavering commitment to quality and innovation.

Commitment to excellence

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At the core of The Coconut Cooperative’s ethos lies full dedication to excellence in manufacturing practices and transparent, ethical farming. 

As Ben asserts, “We meticulously vet all our farmers to ensure they uphold our values of integrity and sustainability”.

Forward momentum: Embracing growth and innovation

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Today, The Coconut Cooperative stands as a beacon of innovation and integrity in the coconut industry, offering a diverse range of premium-quality coconut products while continuously striving for growth and improvement. 

Upholding the core values of quality, affordability, sustainability, transparency, and trust, The Coconut Cooperative remains dedicated to delivering the highest standards of excellence to its customers, a thriving enterprise committed to making a positive impact on the world.

References and resources 

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