Federacion Campesina del Cauca
In 1971, a group of idealistic coffee farmers started a coffee-producing organization with a clear purpose. They would help smallholder producers, providing them with agronomy training to improve the quality of their coffee. They would protect these farmers’ rights to own their land during what would become a tumultuous time in Colombia. And through these efforts, they would develop these farmers into young leaders in the community.
Location: Popayán, Cauca, Colombia
Altitude: 4,900 feet
Varieties: Pacas, Castillo, Caturra, Colombia, Typica, Maragogipe, Tabi
Certifications: Fair Trade, Organic