04. January 2021

Presenting

Risaralda

  • This month, both coffees come from the region of Risaralda in Colombia.

  • Risaralda, especially the area around regional capital Pereira, makes up part of the old Coffee Triangle.

  • Producers here made a very good business out of growing coffee in the 70’s and 80’s, growing their lands and bringing a great deal of wealth to the region.

  • Recently however, these large farms have struggled with falling market prices for coffee, and have had to find new ways to sustain their businesses, with some even aiming for the tourist market, offering almost theme-park like ‘coffee experiences’.

  • Both the women who have produced this month’s coffees have instead aimed for quality, investing in careful picking, sorting and processing.

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1 x coffee

Montoya (250g / 5.3oz)

2 x coffee

Montoya (250g / 5.3oz)
Crucero (250g / 5.3oz)

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First coffee - Colombia

Crucero
Innovative fed-batch lot by Ana Mustafá

Raspberry, Cocoa and Licorice
(250g / 8.8oz)

This particular lot is from the farms overseen by LaREB project leader Ana Mustafa, and is known as Crucero. Up until recently, Ana was selling the coffee from her family’s five farms to a pair of local cooperatives in the towns of Pereira and La Celia, at prices based on the commodity market. In Colombia, the coffee grower’s federation, the FNC, is able to demand a premium above the commodity price, but for many producers, the price is still far too low to create a sustainable business. The farms from which this lot is harvested are located outside the town of Pereira, in the Risaralda region. Pereira is approximately a 7 hour drive from Colombia’s capital Bogota, a relatively short distance in Colombian terms, but the landscape here is rather different...

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Second coffee - Colombia

Montoya
Crisp and clear lot from Blanca Montoya

Lemon, Redcurrant and Black Tea
(250g / 8.8oz)

Blanca Montoya grows coffee just outside the town of La Celia, high in the mountains of Risaralda about a 2 hour drive from Pereira. Ana’s family also own two farms in the area, and there is a strong network of local coffee growers, especially among the small proportion who are aiming to produce high quality lots. Blanca works with the local cooperative, located in La Celia itself, the same cooperative where LaREB initially made contact with Gustavo Acevedo, whose coffee we have bought in the past. The raw material at Blanca’s farm is of high quality, as Blanca is a particular expert in soil health through her secondary business as a compost manufacturer...

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Entrepreneurial women

Although both are in rather different fields, and producing rather different coffees, these two entrepreneurial women are a great example of the quality possible in Risaralda and the resolve shown in order to create a sustainable business in a rather difficult period for the industry in the region. We hope you enjoy both of their coffees this month.

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