Colombia - AMACA Women Producers

Sweet with tart citric acidity and a smooth mouthfeel and a cherry and peanut aftertaste

Origin: Colombia
Region: El Tambo, Cauca
Farm: 140 women small holders in AMACA
Variety: Colombia, Castillo, Caturra
Elevation: 1750 masl
Processing Method: Washed

AMACA (Asociación de Mujeres Productoras Agropecuarias del Cauca - Association of Women Producers of Farms in the Cauca region) is a group of women producers located in El Tambo, Cauca, Colombia that was formed in 1999 by 80 women from El Tambo, in Colombia’s Cauca department. Now AMACA is 140 smallholder members strong, all women farm owners and heads of household—and their coffees are fantastic. All of the members derive their livelihood and the livelihoods of their families from the cultivation and production of coffee.

In 2010, the organization “Social Action” supplied 22 farms with new wet mills and processing tanks. Today, 140 active members from three different villages across the El Tambo municipality make up AMACA. The average farm size is 1 hectare (5,000 trees) per member, some members have 3+ hectares and many members have less than one.

As this is one of our Program Coffees, a premium is paid to AMACA above the value of the coffee itself to support their goals and aspirations as a group. Their mantra is simple: to improve the quality of life for their members and their members’ families. Currently, one of their most pressing needs is a warehouse space to properly receive, cup, manage, and store their coffees. We believe these premiums can help them to accomplish these goals and in turn, support this passionate and strong-willed group of women in their love for and livelihood of quality coffee.

Please note that orders must be received by Wednesday noon (central time) in order to ship by the end of the week

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