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Origin Information

Grower
12 coffee producers from El Tambo
Variety
Castillo, Colombia
Region
El Tambo, Cauca, Colombia
Harvest
June -July
Altitude
1700 - 2000 meters
Soil
Clay minerals
Process
Fully washed and dried inside solar dryers that provide protection from the rain
Certifications

Background Details

Coffee cultivation from small family owned farms is the backbone of production in Colombia. Banexport, a Colombian export company, works directly with many of these producers who have a shared commitment for exquisite coffee processing and loving care for their farms and the environment. The model of collaborative effort produces traceable community blends with vibrant regional profiles.  This lot comes from 12 producers with small farms in the municipality of El Tambo within the department of Cauca. Each producer has their own micro-mill where they carefully harvest cherries, depulp, ferment, wash and gently dry the parchment on raised beds. While individual producers have designed farm management and post-harvest solutions to fit their needs, the strong alliance with Banexport brings their coffee to the international market and improves earnings for everyone, which means there is more money to reinvest in their farm and strengthen their families’ livelihoods.