nyhøstede kaffebønner

Farmer profile

Missions

Misiones is our oldest partner and has been part of our range since 2018. We are incredibly happy about our partnership with them.

Read about the farm here.

kaffefarmer fra Colombia

Certified family-owned farm in Colombia

Ever since we met Luis Ferdandez and the others from Misiones at the World of Coffee in Amsterdam 2018, they have been a close and good direct trading partner.

The farm is certified by the 4C Association as a sustainable farm. This means that they work towards improving economic, social and environmental factors in the coffee industry through more sustainable and transparent practices.

They do this, among other things, by controlling the water quality and by refraining from using pesticides or artificial fermentation.

Read more about the 4C Association and the certification here.

Responsible measures in the cooperative

hænder holder planeten

Controlled water consumption

Misiones works according to one of the UN's important goals for sustainable development: Clean drinking water for all.

They check the water quality on the farm and help the neighboring villages to construct water and purification systems.

Uncertain times

Hacienda Misiones is owned and operated by Luis Ferdandez and his family. The farm has been in his generation for decades, but has at times fallen on very hard times.

In the late 1990s, guerrilla groups in Colombia were very active around Misiones because the area is good for growing coffee — and illegal crops like opium and cocaine. That activity meant it was dangerous to be in the area, and Luis had to stay away from the farm for years. Only in 2005 could he start visiting the farm and slowly build up production.

hacienda i colombia
kaffefarmer i colombia
friskplukkede kaffebær
kaffelandskab i Colombia med skyggetræer

Colombian coffee

Colombia has a rich history and a unique geographic landscape that contributes to its prominence in the specialty coffee industry, being the world's largest producer of washed Arabica coffee.

All this is due to the specific terroir of Colombia with lots of rain, which means that the coffee farms have to be creative when it comes to the drying process.