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  • Amazonian

Amazonian coffee is grown in the foothills of the Andes Mountains to the southeast of the Department of Caquetá. The exceptional characteristics of this exotic coffee are a response to the strong climatic interactions that exist within the region between the Andes Mountains and the Amazon.

 

  • Organic Anei

Anei - This means delicious in the autochthonous Arhuaco language. Since 1995 a group of families have dedicated themselves to producing Anei coffee. These families count on traditional technologies oriented towards the conservation of natural resources. This coffee is produced by indigenous communities in the northern part of the country.

 

  • Apía

The coffee produced in the municipality of Apía has been traditionally recognized as a coffee of excellent quality. It originates in the department of Risaralda, in small and medium sized estates of traditional coffee growers.

 

  • The Association of Young Agriculturists of the (Cali) Valley - ASOJAV

This program attempts to generate alternatives for the youth of the Colombian countryside by offering a generational relieve that promotes the adoption of more productive technologies. The coffee produced by ASOJAV is not only of excellent quality but also indirectly offers alternatives for the youths of the Colombian countryside, between the age of 22 and 30, with the desire that they develop with their families their own projects of life associated with the cultivation of coffee.

 

  • Campo Alegre

This coffee is grown in the municipality of Campo Alegre, in the department of Huila. It is constituted beans carefully picked one by one by dedicated coffee growers of the various associations of coffee growers of this municipality located in the foothills of the eastern mountain chain.

 

  • Centauros

This coffee is produced by 950 families dedicated to growing coffee in the highest part of the municipalities of Cumarral, Cubarral, El Dorado, Castillo, Lejanías, and Mesetas in the Department of Meta. These coffee growers are dedicated to quality, by the use of traditional beneficio and drying processes in a way that offers the global market a product of uniquely exceptional quality.

 

  • Jasmine

Jasmine coffee is grown in a mountainous region with a very fertile soil that produces a coffee with floral notes from where it derives its name. The tradition of the people that grow it and their dedication to quality permits them to offer a coffee of unique characteristics from within defined municipalities of Risaralda.

 

  • El Pital

El Pital is located in the center of the Department of Huila. In this region hardworking, honest families produce a coffee with unique characteristics and exceptional taste. These characteristics are highly valued and recognized by consumers around the world.

 

  • Fair-trade Labeled Coffees

The Fair-trade Labeled Coffees originated in the Department of Magdalena, where the need to construct a partnership for all coffee growing families to comply with fair market practices was first observed.

 

  • Organic

The colonies and indigenous communities in the Sierra Nevada o Santa Marta have adapted their ancestral practices to harvest the land inherited from previous generations through organic projects that stand out in the world. This region counts on an enormous biodiversity and the marriage of the majesty of the coffee industry with the immensity of the Caribbean.

 

  • Family Forest Protection Program

The Family Forest Protection Program is the result of several substitution programs of illegal crops promoted and supported by the President and the Republic of Colombia through the Colombian government's Social Action program. This program seeks to promote the social development and the improvement of the conditions of life of coffee growing families in the Departments of Cauca, Nariño, Tolima, and Huila.

 

  • FLO (Fair-Trade Labeling Organization) Asocorredor

Some of the most important conservation corridors in Colombia are located in the beautiful Valle del Cauca. The coffee from this region is grown in the shade provided by the natural forests and under environmentally friendly conditions. The conservation corridor was designed to connect fragments of the natural ecosystem across the countryside and promote the reproductive interchange of isolated populations of biologic organisms.

 

  • FLO (Fair-Trade Labeling Organization) Ocamonte

The Ocamonte coffee is produced by small coffee growing families that live in the foothills along the eastern mountain chain. Ocamonte, denominated Sweet Valley of the Province of Guanentina, is located in the Department of Santander. This region is washed by rushing rivers and shaded by native fruit trees.

 

  • FLO Organic Ocamonte

The Ocamonte coffee is produced in the municipality with the same name in the Department of Santander. This region counts with very special geographic conditions: washed by rushing rivers and shaded by native fruit trees. All of these natural conditions help in producing a coffee with a perpetually consistent clean taste. This program possesses two certifications as well as the possibility of accessing more demanding markets.

 

  • FLO San Isidro

The municipality of Acevedo in the Department of Huila is one of the principal centers of production of this renowned Colombian coffee region. It is a place with exceptionally rich soil, with a group of families that are faithfully dedicated to the production of coffee with a very clean taste and widely recognized throughout the world.

 

  • FLO San Roque

In the south of the Department of Huila in the municipality of Oporapa, coffee growers and their respective families, continue their traditional coffee practices, have grouped together and through much dedication and enthusiasm to cultivate and harvest a high quality coffee that is commercialized through fair market practices that have notably improved the income of the families that conform the association.

 

  • Glorious

The Glorious specialty coffee is grown at the La Virginia Estate to the north of the municipality of Algeciras, in the Department of Huila that is located within the eastern mountain chain of Colombia.  The region where the estate is located is optimal for the development of coffee. The coffee pickers and workers have committed themselves to, and have become specialized in the production of a high quality coffee for the benefit of consumers. This region is surrounded by numerous valleys and a beautiful river known as Neiva.

 

  • The Group of Six

The estates in which this exotic coffee is produced are located in the Department of Cauca. This coffee possesses unique characteristics of quality and traceability, and is produced by a reduced number of coffee growers that are located in the municipalities of Piendamó, Morales, and Cjibío.

 

  • Hacienda Venecia

The Venecia Estate is located in the Department of Caldas; it was the first Colombian estate to obtain the UTZ certification that promotes good social conditions for the workers of the estate and a proper control for the applications of chemical products.

 

  • La Vereda

The coffee from the Vereda is the fruit of the labor of 700 families from the indigenous Embera Chami community of the municipality of Ríosucio, in the Department of Caldas. Thanks to the philosophy of the community this exotic coffee is produced under sustainable conditions.

 

  • Los Cauchos

The Cauchos Cooperative is located in the municipality of San Agustín, in the Department of Huila, and is conformed of by coffee growers that obtain their subsistence through the cultivation of terrain optimal for the development of coffee, produce a specialty coffee that carries the name of its village. The group developed activities of sustainable exploitation that conserves the soil, respects the natural forests and takes advantage of the offerings of the environment of the region in order to obtain a specialty coffee with the best quality and consistency.

 

  • Monasterio

The region where this exotic coffee is produced is located in the central and occidental mountain chains of Colombia, in the Department of Cauca. Monasterio coffee offers consumers a coffee that is cultivated under superior environmental conditions. The extraordinary hydraulic conditions of the region favor exuberant vegetation and generate favorable conditions that are reflected by the pure and pronounced aromas that are conjured by a cup of Monasterio coffee.

 

  • Morros & Culebras

The Culebra Estate, which is one of the oldest and most renowned coffee estates in the region, is located in the municipality of Socorro, in the Department of Santander. The legendary Morros Estate is located in the proximity of the Culebra Estate. The common characteristics of these estates are the pronounced dedication to quality and respect for the environment.

 

  • Organic FLO Nacer

New specialty coffee projects have surged since the early 1990s in the coffee regions of the Caribbean, Tiwen (Nacer) Coffee is amongst those that most standout. This coffee offers the world its natural taste which is the fruit of the harmonic labor of the indigenous community of the Arhuacos and the colonial farmers of the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta. This coexistence of cultures permits the Sierra Nevada to count on two important gifts, the respect and conservation of the environment and coffee as the sustenance of hundreds of lives.

 

  • Organic JIREH of Cundinamarca

In the municipalities of Guayabal and Alban in the Department of Cundinamarca, coffee growers have inherited the tradition and devotion of their forbearers with their environment, and have united to cultivate Asproecol Jireh coffee.

 

  • Kachalú

Kachalú is an indigenous name that means "the place where the treasures are hidden." The Kachalú coffee is a produced in the south of the Department of Santander. Coffee growers are highly committed to the production of coffee under norms that help preserve the biodiversity and improve the quality of life of the workers. The coffee culture of Santander is characterized by the use of abundant shade and diversification of coffee varietals, with nearly 125 different species in the totality of the coffee estates, and with an average of 14 species per farm.

 

  • Organic Sierra Nevada

The colonies and indigenous people of the region have adapted their ancestral practices to cultivate the earth they inherited from previous generations through sustainable projects that standout in the global market. These crops not only seek to improve the quality of life of coffee growers but also conserve the biodiversity of the reservation.

 

  • Organic FLO Páez

The Kwe'sx Uma Kiwe Peykajn Mjinxisa association of small agriculturists and the Páez Fund promote the production of the organic and exotic Páez coffee.

In the production of Nyaf Tewesh coffee, which means in the Páez language "the coffee of the ancients" the families are established within the reservations of the municipalities of Santander de Quilichao, Caloto, Caldono and Jambaó, in the Department of Cauca.

Washed by the rushing rivers and protected by the exuberant vegetation, the organic coffee of this region grows under natural conditions that reflect the purity of its taste as well as it pronounced aroma for the delight of consumers from around the world.

 

  • FLO Páez

The Kwe'sx Uma Kiwe Peykajn Mjinxisa association of small agriculturists and the Páez Fund promote the production of the organic and exotic Páez coffee.

In the production of Nyaf Tewesh coffee, which means in the Páez language "the coffee of the ancients" the families are established within the reservations of the municipalities of Santander de Quilichao, Caloto, Caldono and Jambaó, in the Department of Cauca.

 

  • Rainforest Alliance

The groups and estates that have received the Rainforest Alliance certification have established a commitment to environmental sustainability to elevate the dignity of the community, assure the protection of birds, and generate sources of cleaner water and forests that abound with biodiversity. These regions have innumerable instruments for conservation that become reality through the production of high quality coffee, healthy and friendly environments for farmers, their families and communities.

 

The Rainforest Alliance programs that we offer are found in the following departments: Antioquia, Caldas, Cauca, Cundinamarca, Huila, Magdalena, Norte de Santander, Quindío, Risaralda, Santander, Tolima, and Valle.

 

  • Caldas Regional

This is the classical coffee of Caldas, which is accentuated by the characteristics of its taste that made Colombian coffee known around the world. It is carefully selected by coffee growers from eleven municipalities from the north, east and west of Caldas.

 

We offer it as a consistent coffee, with a deep aroma and sweet notes in its taste. The cultivation of the coffee constitutes the form of subsistence for the greater part of the population of the municipalities of Pensilvania, Samaná, Manzanares, Marquetalia, Aguadas, Aranzazu, Pácora, Ríosucio, Supía, Anserma, and San José, which are located in the Department of Caldas. The agreeable climate and the rich soil of this department united with the process of manual picking and the ecological benefits permit the production of the best quality coffee in harmony with nature.

 

  • Huila Regional

The Department of Huila is a privileged region for its climate and soil. The principle Colombian rivers spring from this region known as the Colombian Massif. The region is garnished with fertile valleys and a snow-topped volcano. From this region originates a coffee of a very unique blend of aromas and tastes, which is always consistent and balanced; the fruit of the organized labor of hundreds of proud Huilian Families eager to offer the world an unforgettable coffee.

 

  • Nariño Regional

The Department of Nariño is located in southwest of Colombia. This region is characterized for having a variety of topographies and natural features as consequence of the aggressive geography of the Andean Mountains that cross it on their way to the north of the country.  It is a region with much volcanic activity that results in a very rich and vibrant soil, which thanks to the drive and endeavor of its inhabitants produces a coffee with a pronounced aroma and a smooth taste for the delight of consumers around the world.

 

  • Santander Regional

The Department of Santander is characterized by an environment unique in the country, with important rivers and a high grade of luminosity, which requires the growth of native species of trees for the provision of shade for coffee cultivation. For this reason all coffee in this department is grown under the shade of native trees.

 

  • Sierra Nevada Regional

The majestic Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta rises from the Caribbean to above 6,000 meters above sea level. The coffee that grows here is nourished by the fertility of the mountain and accompanied by trees that provide it with shade, in order to produce this blend of heavy body and profound acidity, which makes this one of the best specialty coffees of Colombia.

 

  • Salamina

The Region of Salamina located within the central mountain chain in the Department of Caldas is a tribute to the forest.  Its soil is suitable for the growth of pants that provide shelter for the natural springs. Coffee here grows in altitudes between 1,600 and 1,900meters above sea level. The clean and sustainable agricultural practices are the primary traits that permit this region to produce a coffee of renowned quality.

 

  • Támara

Támara is the coffee capital of the Department of Casanare. It is considered to be one of the architectural jewels and picturesque municipalities of Colombia. Since times immemorial its inhabitants have dedicated themselves to the cultivation of coffee through traditional ways and following stringent environmental criteria, which have permitted the region to maintain a cultural identity and recognition for its quality of coffee. The plains of the Piedemonte Llanero, in the eastern part of the country, complement the mountains where this coffee is produced in a region.

 

  • Tesoro de los Andes (The Treasure of the Andes)

The Department of Cesar is located in one of the most beautiful corners of Colombia. In this region the steep mountains host the most vibrant men and women, with a culture full of energy. It is here where the exotic Tesoro de los Andes coffee is grown, fruit of the hard labor of the colonies of the Perija Sierra, tenacious in their pursuit of conserving their coffee culture as the form of life that they inherited from their forefathers.

 

  • Organic Tima

The TIMA program originated around the middle of 1997 in the municipalities of Ciénaga and Santa Marta with 71 coffee growers, as an effort between the producers, the Departmental Committee of Coffee Growers of Magdalena, the Cooperative of Coffee Growers of Magdalena, and the Pro-Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta Foundation. Since its beginning the program has sought for the strengthening of the organization and the well-being of coffee growers of the region, as well as the conservation and preservation of the Sierra Nevada. The colonies and indigenous communities that pertain to the program have constituted a model for other programs in the Sierra as well as other parts of the country.

 

  • Típica Perijá

The exotic region of the Guajira, custodian of the soils of the Perijá Sierra and the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta, These mountainous foothills are ideal for the cultivation of the Típica varietal, recognized worldwide for its smooth and balanced savor. This coffee is grown under shade and in soil with high organic content, which give it a moderate and delicate fragrance that is appreciated by clients around the world.

 

  • Típica San Andres

This coffee is cultivated in the municipality of San Andres in the Department of Santander, at the bottom of a profoundly deep and picturesque valley in the riverbed of the Chicamocha. The coffee culture of this region is characterized primarily because all of its coffee is grown under permanent shade, and by the diversity of trees in which it counts on. The San Andrés Típica is produced by 253 families located in three different villages.

 

  • Toledo & Labateca

In the Department of North Santander the communities of the municipalities of Toledo and Labateca cultivate a coffee under conditions of semi-shade which together with the contrasting environment bestow the coffee with chocolate and nutty notes.

 

  • UTZ Certified

This certification designed for the sustainability of the coffee estates generates a social benefit to the workers and their families and promotes a better administration. We work with the UTZ Certification program in nine departments, including: Antioquia, Caldas, Cundinamarca, Hacienda Venecia, Huila, North Santander, Quindío, Risaralda, and Valle.

 

  • Vallenato

Where the majestic Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta begins to rise until reaching the highest elevation of a seaside mountain in the world, grows the Vallenato coffee, nourished by the natural fertility of the mountain and accompanied by trees which provide it with shade in order to produce this blend of coffee characterized by its heavy body and profound aroma that makes it one of the best Colombian specialty coffees.

 

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