Colombia, Anserma Caldas Espresso
£7.00 – £16.00
About this coffee: This small holder group lot was produced by various coffee farmers residing in the green hills surrounding the town of Anserma, a remote, two and a half hour drive from Manizales in the region of Caldas, Colombia. The Cooperativa de Caficultores de Anserma was originally created in 1967 with the aim of improving quality of life for coffee producers in the region. The group started small but today represent more than 2,000 producers who farm on around 9,000 hectares of prime coffee growing land.
The cooperative not only promotes quality improvements in coffee in the region but also envisage coffee as a means to social and economic development. To this end, they have long invested all the received profits from their commercial activities into social programs geared towards maximum impact in the wider community. They provide access to healthcare and life insurance for members, invest in gender equality and education programs and provide a wide range of financing for their producer members and their families.
They have also begun a roast & ground business to help producers maximise the profit they receive from coffee production. Their excellent administrative practices have enabled them to achieve Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance and Café Practices certifications.
Farm: Various smallholder farms
Variety: Caturra, Colombia & Castillo
Process: Fully Washed
Altitude: 1,400 – 1,800 masl
Roast profile: Espresso