La Vereda, Colombia
We have partnered with the Embera Chami indigenous community of San Lorenzo, in Colombia, since 1999. Initiated by a desire to get our hands on the exceptional and rare coffee produced following traditional methods by some 750 smallholder coffee farmers, our relationship evolved over the years from funding community services such as school constructions, health clinics, etc., to supporting clean water initiatives such as the installment of honey water treatment tanks in each individual farm.
We have also, throughout the relationship, ensured a buying commitment at premium prices for this high quality, designated origin product and have taken many opportunities to visit the beautiful region this coffee is grown in. In fact, we have taken our employees to visit La Vereda coffee farmers in our 4 latest Source trips to discover their environmentally responsible production techniques and learn more about the strong traditions of this Embera Chami community.