Colombian coffee beans are known for being mild, well-balanced and much sought-after. The Fondo Paez Colombian Coffee Cooperative takes specialty coffee a step further by combining great flavor with a storied history.
Coffee farming members of Fondo Paez (who also call themselves Nasa, or “the people”) belong to the largest indigenous group in Colombian coffee growing regions. Fondo Paez was founded in 1992, to recuperate traditional agricultural knowledge and indigenous culture, which had been buried by centuries of conflict and oppression. To ensure a stable income for their members, Fondo Paez organized community-based coffee cooperatives.