Colombian Coffee from the Coffee Triangle
We are a leading Colombian Coffee company with a history of 4 generations in coffee farming with our own production but we are also a Coffee Association of Colombian Coffee Producers, Farmers and more Coffee Companies located in the “Coffee Triangle” of Colombia. Our Coffee Association supplies Colombian Coffee worldwide. We accept small orders from 25 kgs (55 lbs) to full 20-ft containers. Private Labelling possible. Roasted or Green Coffee Beans. 100% Arabica Coffee. Our offer consists in a wide range of Colombian Coffee beans. We offer Organic FairTrade coffees, Excelsos, Supremos and Specialty Coffees. All Coffee Companies in our Association are 100% Colombian, registered and certified Coffee Companies and are all authorised exporters. In order for a Colombian Coffee Company to be able to export Coffee from Colombia, it needs to be a registered exporter with the Federación de Café, the national Coffee institution in Colombia for Colombian Coffee. Our coffee suppliers all meet the requirements of Guarantee of Origin that demands a product such as Colombian Coffee. If you are interested in buying green Colombian Coffee beans, the coffee must have been milled by an authorized DO miller for Colombian Coffee, which is the case of all our Coffees. Always demand your supplier the compliance with those rules to assure an authentic Colombian Coffee. or those who are interested in buying green coffee beans or roasted Colombian coffee directly exported from Colombia, please let us know. We can supply Colombian Coffee in green or roasted form. We can grind and roast as per your requirements. Depending on the coffee/farm/producer, each coffee may have one or another certificate. Ask us beforehand if you are requiring a specific certificate for your coffee.
SOME INFO ON COLOMBIA AND COLOMBIAN COFFEE
Size – 1,138,910 sq km
Capital City – Bogotá
Main Port City – Buenaventura, Cartagena
Population – 47,220,856
Language/s Spoken – Spanish (official)
Population Involved in Coffee – 600,000 farmers (estimated)
Typical Farm Size – 1–5 hectares
Bags Exported Annually – 11–13 million bags
Growing Regions – Antioquia, Boyacá, Caldas, Cauca, Cesar, Caquetá, Casanare, Cundinamarca, Guajira, Huila, Magdalena, Meta, Nariño, Quindío, Risaralda, Santander, Tolima, Valle
Common Varieties – Bourbon, Castillo, Catimor, Caturra, Colombia, Typica
Processing Methods – Washed
Bag Size – 70 kg
Harvest Periods: Cauca + Nariño – May–July (main), November–January (fly); Huila – November–January (main), May–July (fly)
Typical Arrival – Year-round
COFFEE CERTIFICATIONS IN COLOMBIA
The types of coffee certificates that exist in Colombia
Several decades ago, a special program called “The 100% Colombian Coffee Program” was lauched by the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation. The coffee brands that are part of this program guarantee traceability and guarantee of origin through verious certification that vary basically by área of acceptance though they all guarantee more or less the same points: origin and quality. The group of certificates are:
Denomination of Origin, the Protected Geographical Indication, and the Certification Marks. Depending on the country, one or other certificated may be the one accepted or recognized.
1)- Protected Geographical Indication (PGI): (Spanish: Indicaciones Geograficas) used in South America and Europe. This certificate demostrates connection between the origin claimed and the qaulity of the product. Non authorized users are not allowed to use the PGI even if their product comes from such geographic place, given that not only the origin of the product is guaranteed but also the high-quality standards implied by the PGI.
2)- Denomination of Origin Colombian Coffee (Spanish: denominación de Origen Protegida): certification accepted in Europa
3)- Certification of Marks – (Spanish: Marcas de Certificacion MC): accepted mainly in the USA.
4)- Fair Trade-this allows us to know that the farmers have sold their coffee through a cooperative, thus receiving a fair rate for their coffee.
SOME COFFEE VOCABULARY YOU NEED TO KNOW TO BUY WHOLESALE
When navigating sites of Coffee wholesalers around the world, you will find some vocabulary commonly used. We show you the most-commonly used expressions to help you understand the meaning:
OPEN: coffee has NOT been shipped from origin; destination column shows scheduled shipment month
AFLOAT: coffee has been shipped from origin; destination column shows estimated arrival date to the destination warehouse.
Origin: The country from which the coffee originates.
Grade: The specifics of the coffee, let it be organic, natural, 18 screen, etc.
Name: The name of the farm, mill, cooperative, etc.
ID: Our internal identification number for this particular lot of coffee.