The coffee growing and harvesting process has been refined and standardized. The Technical Committees of the Coffee Growers in each region have improved the farmers techniques over many years. The FNC is the governing agency that regulates the industry with regular testing of the coffee quality.
The final standardized process, adopted by the more than 550,000 families, resulted in many improvements in the coffee growing industry, including fair pay for workers, stringent cleaning process for the raw coffee beans, only harvesting the red fruit, allowing the fruit to completely dry in in the sun ( when weather permits), and improving the efficiency the natural resources while harvesting (water usage) in the farm's. Great care is also taken to preserve the environment in the forests for the animals that continue to thrive.
Thanks to these standardized processes, the coffee harvested in this region is certified ecological and the growers were given a label of international recognition by the following organizations: Friends of the Birds, Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance, UTZ, 4C, C.A.F.E, Organic and Biological Origin.
In Colombia the majority of the coffee plantations are in the Coffee Triangle, a mountainous region of the Andes located in the provinces of Quindío, Risaralda and Caldas. This area has a unique microflora and microfauna that gives this coffee its smoothness, aroma, flavor and infuses the coffee with fruity and floral notes.
The mineral rich volcanic soil and the ideal temperatures increase the quality of the coffee. Altitudes between 1400 and 2000 meters decrease the incidence of insect attacks and diseases to the coffee trees
Coffee grown on the montains
under the shade of native trees.
Coffee available whole bean and ground.
Roasted and Packed in Canada.