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Colombia

Fondo Paez

caramel, chocolate, lemon

$16.95

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With a sweet, floral aroma, Amavida’s Colombia organic coffee follows through with tropical fruit and citrus notes. 

Certified Organic, Fair Trade

Lot#

COP174

Flavor

Caramel, dark chocolate, lemon

Brightness

Medium, juicy

Body

Balanced

Region

Cauca

Elevation

1,300-1,900 meters

Variety

Typica, bourbon

Producer

Fondo Paez

The Cooperative Fondo Paez (who also call themselves Nasa, or “the people”) is the largest indigenous group in Colombia coffee growing regions. Their land is in the Cordillera Central – centered around the mountains of the Cauca departamento (state).  Fondo Paez was founded in 1992, with the primary goal of recuperating traditional agricultural knowledge and indigenous culture, which had been buried by centuries of conflict and oppression.  Paez community leaders teamed up with Fundacion Colombia Nuestra, a Colombian-based non-profit, to start the “Recovering Agricultural Knowledge” program.  The main cash crop of this region is still the famous Colombia coffee, and, to ensure a stable income for their members, Fondo Paez organized community-based coffee cooperatives.

Fondo Paez is completely committed to the self-sufficiency of their people and have a holistic approach that is evident in their farming practices. Colombia coffee is only one of many crops that are incorporated into a diverse agro-forestry system. The members of Fondo Paez have created a sustainable vision for their indigenous communities. This vision is remarkable in and of itself, but the work and successes of this organization are truly extraordinary when viewed within the context of Colombian politics and globalization. From Spanish conquest centuries ago to the armed conflict raging in their territory for the past 40 years, the Paez people have struggled for their lives, their land, and their right to self-determination.

Lot#

COP174

Flavor

Caramel, dark chocolate, lemon

Brightness

Medium, juicy

Body

Balanced

Region

Cauca

Elevation

1,300-1,900 meters

Variety

Typica, bourbon

Producer

Fondo Paez

The Cooperative Fondo Paez (who also call themselves Nasa, or “the people”) is the largest indigenous group in Colombia coffee growing regions. Their land is in the Cordillera Central – centered around the mountains of the Cauca departamento (state).  Fondo Paez was founded in 1992, with the primary goal of recuperating traditional agricultural knowledge and indigenous culture, which had been buried by centuries of conflict and oppression.  Paez community leaders teamed up with Fundacion Colombia Nuestra, a Colombian-based non-profit, to start the “Recovering Agricultural Knowledge” program.  The main cash crop of this region is still the famous Colombia coffee, and, to ensure a stable income for their members, Fondo Paez organized community-based coffee cooperatives.

Fondo Paez is completely committed to the self-sufficiency of their people and have a holistic approach that is evident in their farming practices. Colombia coffee is only one of many crops that are incorporated into a diverse agro-forestry system. The members of Fondo Paez have created a sustainable vision for their indigenous communities. This vision is remarkable in and of itself, but the work and successes of this organization are truly extraordinary when viewed within the context of Colombian politics and globalization. From Spanish conquest centuries ago to the armed conflict raging in their territory for the past 40 years, the Paez people have struggled for their lives, their land, and their right to self-determination.