Based permanently in Colombia for the past 10 years, we have direct unrivalled relationships with hundreds, if not thousands, of Colombian coffee farmers and communities.
Coffee production in Colombia has a reputation as producing mild, well-balanced coffee beans, with an average annual coffee production of 11.5 million bags Colombia is the third total highest producer in the world, after Brazil and Vietnam, though highest in terms of the arabica bean (the beans used to produce the more expensive speciality grade coffees).
Colombia essentially grows coffee all year round depending upon regionality, but the main harvest is primarily from October to March, with a mitaca fly crop from April until June.
The domestic price for a 125-kilogram (275-lb) shipment of coffee here in Colombia is currently around 84 cents per lb.
Farmers need to earn between $1.40 to $1.50 per lb to pay for fertilizers and still be profitable.
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