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Colombia Light Roast Fair Trade Organic Coffee

Short Description:
Rich and sweet with nutty-caramel aromatics, flavors of milk chocolate and ethereal tropical fruit, all encased in a rich smooth body. Origin: Cauca. Producer: AsociaciĆ³n Kwe'sx Uma Kiwe Peykajn Mjinxisa (Fondo Paez)
Pricing:   1 lb $13.95 | 2 lb $27.20 | 5 lb $67.25

    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.

    Fair Trade Proof CertifiedDid you know you can trace our current coffee lots to follow the path of our coffee beans from crop to cup? In fact, you can find all of our coffee contracts at We take pride in knowing exactly where our coffee comes from and sharing that information with our customers. We believe that transparency makes fairness possible, because it makes hiding the truth impossible.

    Sweetwater Organic Coffee is proud to be a member of Cooperative Coffees, a cooperative of independent roasters throughout the US and Canada who are committed to fair trade as a long-term partnership between farmers and roasters. For us, paying a fair price is just the beginning of this relationship. Our trade model includes pre-financing, sharing information, and working together to create higher quality coffee and build sustainable trade relationships for the benefit of farmers and their exporting cooperatives, families, and communities.

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    1. Excellent!  star rating

      Posted by Matt R on 23rd Aug 2017

      Great complex flavor profile that produces a deliciously smooth cup of coffee. Superior quality coffee at a great price! I will continue to get my coffee here as Sweetwater cannot be beat.

    2. Delicious and Balanced  star rating

      Posted by Adam on 29th Jun 2017

      One of the best Colombian origins you can get.