Coffee of the Month: Colombia Fondo Paez
12 oz. bag
Tasting: Notes of brown sugar, honey, lemon with a smooth, silky body and crisp acidity.
The Fondo Paez cooperative is home to the largest indigenous group of farmers in Colombia.
Location: Cauca, Colombia
Altitude Grown: 5,249 to 6,889 feet
Farming Cooperative: Fondo Paez
Details: This coffee is surely one of our favorites for its depth, complexity and consistent high level of quality. Located in a remote mountainous region of Southwestern Colombia, Cooperative Coffees — a nonprofit organic, Fair Trade importing company that Bongo is a founding member of — began working with Fondo Paez in 2004.
Since then we’ve purchased more than 2 million pounds of their coffee and have followed the development of their cooperative closely with site visits and regular communication, as well as offering roaster and staff support.
We are inspired to see the extent to which Fondo Paez has created a sustainable vision for their indigenous communities, but the work is especially impressive given the context of Colombian politics and the challenge of economic globalization.
Check out this video about the quality coffee produced by Fondo Paez growers. It was made by Cafe Campesino, one of our partner roasters in Cooperative Coffees.
**COLOMBIA FONDO PAEZ is our featured coffee for January. Get 15% off on each bag by using coupon code ‘FONDO’ at checkout.