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Colombia Light Roast Fair Trade Organic Coffee

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Grown in the highlands of Cauca near the town of Santander de Quilichao, this coffee sings with flavors of milk chocolate and fruit. Complex floral and caramel aromatics, exciting bright fruity acidity, and a beautiful creamy body make this one of our favorite in-house coffees. Our friends at Fondo Paez have a highly democratically organized cooperative model that addresses the specific needs of each of their 23 communities. Encouraging individual community autonomy while functioning as a single cooperative producer is a challenge throughout the coffee producing world, but Fondo Paez is an exemplary organization of productivity and democracy.

From our coffee cupping:

  • Aroma: Cane sugar, slight red berries
  • Flavor: Caramel, chocolate, plum, tropical fruit
  • Acidity: Medium plus
  • Body: Big, silky 

Details About the Colombia - Fondo Paez Cooperative:

  • Organization:  Founded in 1992, comprised of 550 members
  • Geographic Region: Cauca Department, Southwest Colombia
  • Altitude: 1300 – 1900 meters above sea level
  • Certifications: Organic; Fairtrade International (FLO); Small Producers (SPP)
  • Varietals: Arabica – Typica, Castillo

Read more on their profile page. Track your coffee to the origin on our Fair Trade Proof dot Org website.

4 Reviews

Barbara 16th May 2020

Superb coffee!

My son recommended I try this coffee, and I’m so glad I listened! It’s one of the best I’ve tasted!

Taylor 13th Sep 2019


I tried this coffee about a year ago and I was hooked from the first sip. Fabulous , smooth, bold coffee flavor with no bitterness. Give it a try, you'll be glad you did.

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