Colombian coffee is generally considered the standard in the Americas. We stopped roasting Colombian in 1999, when the violence there touched me personally and deeply. Then, in 2002, I met a group of young indigenous Arhuaco farmers from the Sierra Nevada mountains trying desperately to break away from conflict, protect their ancient culture and rebuild their lives. They helped me heal from my own wounds as well. We have worked with the growers ever since to protect sacred lands, support elders and access markets for their organic, fair trade coffees. Our coffee comes from Asociacion de Palmor y Secreta, a very small growers group in Magdalena. The coffee is classic Colombian – a smooth, round cup known for its consistency and flavor. Asociacion de Palmor y Secreta, Cordillera Central, Colombia.
Asociacion de Palmor y Secreta, Cordillera Central, Colombia.