Caicedo Washed

Caicedo Washed

A sweet cup with notes of brown sugar milk chocolate, and floral notes. A truly elevated experience of washed coffee.
Process: Washed
Annual Production Capacity: 30 TON
Project Name: Caicedo Washed
Town: Caicedo, Antioquia
Altitude: 1950 – 2100
Variety: Castillo, Colombia, Caturra
Best Roast: Medium roast
Preparation Suggestion:Drip methods, espresso, preparations with milk

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Why Choose this Coffee?

Caicedo is a phenomenal washed coffee with an SCA score of 84 and higher, thus it’s perfect for elevating your regular cappuccinos or lattes. Also, it is produced under a business model known as a cherry center that encourages the economic development of many families in Caicedo, a great characteristic that your customers will appreciate seeing you supporting.

Special Farming Practices

Imagine one producer from a town in Colombia trying to sell his coffee abroad. It´s a challenge, that is why the head producer of Caicedo, Elkin, came together with an idea, a buying center that could buy the coffee production of small producers of Caicedo, and with the help of Those Coffee People send it to different countries. Also, the producers gain knowledge about advanced practices in the production of coffee and access to a storage facility.

Why Support the Farmer

Caicedo coffee is a result of a hard-working and iterative process that helps the youth generation from the region to technify and find skilled employment wh fair payment.

Courage and Perseverance in the Coffee Industry

Aprokafe is led by Elkin Diosa. A very ambitious and smart man. Thus, he developed a specialty coffee buying center where together all of the small producers of Caicedo could join each other to have a larger product offering for international buyers.  Firstly, he knew that quality control was essential for specialty coffee, therefore he invested in a quality control facility within his buying center.  As a result, these initiatives totally changed the coffee industry of Caicedo and put it on the specialty coffee map.

For instance, Aprokafes was born, with the mission of creating a collective of coffee growers with the purpose of improving the living conditions of both producers and the Caicedo Community; characterized by the application of good agricultural practices.

Benefits of Aprokafe´s buying center:

  • Advance quality control practices to meet specialty coffee requirements.
  • A storage facility that meets specialty coffee standards.
  • Coffee tree nutrition program and training.
  • Provides youth engagement and career opportunities in the coffee industry.

Specifically, Elkin grew up involved in the coffee industry. So that made him a  curious person, therefore he broke what was considered to be normal practices and frequently experimented to see how to improve his outcomes.

Elkin and Aprokafes

Moreover, in 2012 Elkin thought that things could be better in the coffee industry in Caicedo, subsequently, he brought a new business model of specialty coffee into the town with his project Aprokafe.

Specialty coffee is sustainable due to its technique for the selection of coffee, thus generating part of the market advantage. 

Something that Aprokafes does is letting large, medium, and small producers be a part of their final product line which allows them to cover sufficient amounts of demand to meet the requirements of the international buyer. Moreover, they are in the constant process of experimentation with new coffees, as well as the level of specialization within the castle coffee, requiring specific knowledge of each of the processes.


With this Coffee we Impact the Following SDGs:

In comparison to the FNC buy rate, TCP pays 46% above fair market value.

Providing youth with professional opportunities for skilled employment.




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