The Producers

#1 - Quinchia Farmers | Cooperative Alto Occidente

The Cooperative Alto Occidente, the producers of our Decaf beans, has its roots in taking a stand against exploitation. By the 1950s, the coffee growers from the region of Riseralda had had enough of being exploited by the intermediaries who at that point were the main buyers of their beans. A group of farmers got together and formalised the constitution of the Cooperative Alto Occidente. The services provided by the newly formed Cooperative included coffee purchases, access to credit, and the provision of agricultural materials. 

All farmers who are members of the Cooperative are small-scale producers, which means that the labour on their farms is primarily provided by their own families. 

#2 - Bruno Antonio Franco

Bruno Antonio Franco and his father Marcos proudly own and operate Fazenda Inhame farm, nestled in Campos Altos, Brazil. This farm holds a cherished place in their family history, spanning over 50 years.

Bruno represents CAPECA (Cooperativa Agropecuária de Campos Altos), a local cooperative aiding in coffee exportation. As the 5th generation stewarding this land, Bruno is deeply committed to its sustainable practices and quality.

Fazenda Inhame boasts UTZ certification, ensuring responsible farming practices. Workers are guaranteed at least minimum wage, alongside access to education, safe water, and healthcare.

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