Chocolate cupping profile with sugar cane, honey, and ripe strawberry notes.
Annual Production Capacity: 35 TON
Project Name: Las Brisas
Variety: Catiope, Caturra, Colombia
Date to start growing specialty coffees: 2017
La Brisas is a unique coffee for many reasons, and perhaps most importantly is their attitude towards responsibility with the environment, the suppliers, and with the quality of coffee. The project is led by father and son, Juan and Manuel and it had its origin in their family farm called Las Brisas which works under the premise of efficiency and quality. Both of them are very passionate about the coffee production process, Juan being the one that is in charge of the coffee harvesting and Manuel supporting the growth of the business.
Las Brisas was one of the first and old farms in the country to fully implement their EcoMill which, along with other initiatives, makes a reduction of the water needed to process. The machine has an unbeatable technology that it can use 99% less water than traditional processing methods. This community model helps economically and environmentally to both the coffee producers and Las Brisas because they have control of the quality of the coffee beans.
By purchasing from Las Brisas, we are directly impacting the UN Sustainable Development goal number 6 by reducing water usage, at the rate of 39 liters per kilo!
They operate under the “cherry center” model in which their neighbors can deliver their harvested cherries and the team at Las Brisas processed them. Building relationships with the Pereria community allows them to process their coffees with sustainable practices, and high-quality control standards, making for a larger possibility of production under the same 84+ point profile.
A Beautiful Mistake
As coffee-preneurs, they innovate the traditional way of coffee production in order to make it sustainable. One of those innovation processes was an accident! Don Guillermo left the coffee beans without depulping overnight by mistake. The next morning, he was upset thinking he destroyed the lote of coffee by making it turn vinegary from the fermentation. However, his curious mind took him to continue the process to mill and dry the beans. As a surprise, the result was an amazing coffee with a more fruity profile due to the short fermentation profile. This is how the control fermentation process that characterizes Las Brisas was born.
Juan and Manuel are coffee lovers convinced about the power of coffee production to transform Colombian culture into a more sustainable and conscious one. Highlighting the potential of Colombian agriculture. This is possible only with the sharing of knowledge and a sense of community. You can taste the love they impregnate into each coffee bean through the origin of Las Brisas.
With this Coffee we Impact the following SDGs:
Each kilo of coffee purchased contributes to saving 39.6 liters of water versus traditional washed coffee
In comparison to the FNC buy rate, TCP pays 20% above fair market value
What Impacts the Price of Group 2 Coffee?
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%