Skip to product information
1 of 1

MERAKI Artisan Coffee

Colombia Cauca كولومبيا كأوكا

Colombia Cauca كولومبيا كأوكا

Regular price 69.52 SAR
Regular price Sale price 69.52 SAR
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Net Weight 250g  الوزن الصافي ٢٥٠ جرام

Brown Sugar | Cinnamon | Cherry

Farm: Various

Varietal: Caturra, Colombia, Castillo

Processing: Fully Washed

Altitude: 1,800 meters above sea level

Owner: 52 smallholder producers

Town / City: Pedregal and San Antonio

Region: Inzá, Cauca

Country: Colombia

 الإيحاءات: تسكّر بنّي | قرفة | كرز

المزرعة: مزارع متعدّدة

السلالة: كاتورا, كولومبيا، كاستيلو

المعالجة: مغسولة

الارتفاع: ١,٨٠٠ متر فوق سطح البحر

المزارع: مزارعون متعدّدون

المدينة: بدريجال و سان انتونيو

المنطقة: انزا, كأوكا

البلد: كولومبيا

The Story Behind This Coffee

This coffee was produced by 52 smallholder coffee producers hailing from the neighboring sub-municipalities of Pedregal and San Antonio. Every single microlot delivered was cupped and reserved due to its scoring 85 points or above by the community cupping lab, funded by Mercanta Exporting Partners, Pergamino, who are based in the Department of Antioquia. These stringent standards result in very limited quantities of this exceptional blend of 70%+ Caturra and approx. 30% Variedad Colombia being made available for export. Cauca’s violent past, with a heavy presence of FARC guerrillas, had historically prevented the FNC (Colombia’s excellent national coffee board) and specialty-focused exporters from establishing a presence in the region. As violence has diminished, it has enabled the growers in the region to seek increased access to markets for quality, not only taking advantage of the region’s wonderful coffee-growing conditions but also the economic resource that nearby tourist destinations bring.

Like all producers in Colombia, Pergamino spent many years helplessly riding the roller coaster of international coffee prices. They had to invest, year after year, in their crops without knowing what price they would secure. As the saying goes in Colombia, there were years of lean cows and years of fat cows – the former being more common than the latter. They often sold their coffee to large exporters, never understanding its unique sensory coffees, nor in whose hands it ended up for what price. When they began selling their coffee directly to importers and roasters, everything changed. When they extended the model to small holder farmers in Antioquia, they also changed everything for them. Today, Pergamino works with more than 600 smallholder farmers in four Departments (Cauca, Antioquia, Huila and Nariño), and their influence continues to grow. They have developed the relationship with the communities over time, providing invaluable feedback on quality and training in quality assessment. They are committed to transparency in their partnerships with these farmers, ensuring that profit margins are clear and that value added by quality goes directly to the producer. The premiums that Pergamino pays (and that Mercanta pays) range from 30-300% over market prices (depending on cupping score and volume). They also provide technical assistance so that farmers can continue to improve crop quality.

View full details