Coffee from planet Earth
The right place.
It's morning and we're in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains. Altitude approx. 5000 m above sea level. After a cold night, a thick fog rises and during the day condensing rain follows, which irrigates the local plants.
Phenomenon El Nino elsewhere it does great damage, but here it has a beneficial effect. It supports the growth and cultivation of plants such as coffee and cocoa.
It is these plants that are located next to each other and this brings great benefits. Coffee trees grow in the shade of the original trees, which protect them from direct sunlight and at the same time retain moisture, which has an excellent effect on its cultivation and subsequent taste.
The right people.
Respect for nature and thrift. We only have one planet. The Arhuacos Indians have believed in their principles for centuries and nothing will change for them.
Coffee beans are collected by hand and only once a year. Therefore, the plant is not as exhausted as if it was harvested several times a year. The mission and task of the Indians is to protect the mountains and nature not only where they live, but also to spiritually maintain balance throughout the world. Therefore, each collection is preceded by a consistent ritual.
Needless to say, the whole process of coffee processing is without the use of any modern technologies or chemistry.
Because everything is alive to Arhuacos and deserves respect - every ant, beetle, water and leaf.
The right thing.
The Sierra Nevada de Marta area is not the original area of the Arhuacos tribe. With the arrival of the Spaniards, they were forced to leave their homes and inhabit these cold mountains, which they survived in silence for four centuries. Unfortunately, their future is still at stake.
Through the sale of this coffee and the endowment fund established by us, they get direct help and a chance to get their territories back.
We have already managed to buy a few plots of land and we plan much more! You can read more about our endowment fund and successes on the website here.