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

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Courage and Perseverance in the Coffee Industry

Aprokafe is led by Elkin Diosa. A very ambitious and smart man, 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. He knew that quality control is essential for specialty coffee and therefore he invested in a quality control facility within his buying center. These initiatives totally changed the coffee industry of Caicedo and put it on the specialty coffee map.

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.

Elkin grew up involved in the coffee industry. As a curious person, he broke what was considered to be normal practices and frequently experimented to see how to improve his outcomes.
In 2012 Elkin thought that things could be better in the coffee industry in Caicedo, and because of that, 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 the coffee and this is also where part of the advantage in the market is generated.

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 also 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 young professionals opportunities for skilled employment in the coffee sector through barista schools, coffee quality control opportunities, and involvement in larger project development for their communities in partnership with the local government


What impacts the price of group 2 coffees?

Here we are not talking about what makes up the price for coffee, but what impacts fluctuations in the coffee prices.

  • Internal price: 45%
  • Exchange rate: 10%
  • Volume: 15%
  • Logistics: 25%
  • Exporting operation: 5%


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