COLOMBIA, South America
16oz / 454g
Tasting Notes: Dried, Sugar Cane, Caramel
Red de Productores Ecológicos de la Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (Red Ecolsierra)
|Growing Altitude:||900 - 1900 metres|
|Arabica Variety:||Typica, Castillo, Caturra|
|Harvest Period:||October - January|
|Certification:||Fair Trade & Organic|
Founded in 2001, Red Ecolsierra (Network of Eco-Friendly
Producers from the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta) is located in
the Sierra Nevada de Santa Maria mountain range, which
contains both rainforest and snow-capped mountains.
Their goal was to effectively market and sell the group’s coffee while
encouraging sustainable, eco-friendly production methods
instead of traditional conventional production. Today, Red
Ecolsierra consists of 23 small groups representing 440
families across the Ciénaga, Aracataca, Fundación y Santa
Marta municipalities of Magdalena.
In addition to coffee, Red Ecolsierra farmers produce honey, cacao, and a roasted coffee product, called Café Tima, that is sold domestically in Colombia.
Red Ecolsierra connects Colombian organic farmers and
farmers interested in transitioning to organic. As a group, Red
Ecolsierra has been able to bring many services to its
members: the construction of basic sanitation systems, coffee
pulp composting stations, garbage and recycling services,
forest conservation, and wildlife protection programs, etc.