by Those Coffee People
Milk chocolate, honey, yellow fruits, and vanilla.
Annual Production Capacity: 30 TON
Project Name: Aprokafes
Town: Caicedo, Antioquia
Altitude: 1950 – 2100
Variety: Castillo, Colombia, Caturra
Roast Suggestion: Medium roast
Preparation Suggestion: Drip methods, espresso, preparations with milk
Why Choose this Coffee?
Caicedo Washed Coffee, a phenomenal brew with an SCA score of 84 and higher. Perfect for elevating your cappuccinos and lattes, it promises an unparalleled taste. Produced under a cherry center business model, it supports economic development for many families in Caicedo, making it a choice your customers will appreciate.
Special Farming Practices
Caicedo coffee boasts unique practices that set it apart. The head producer, Elkin, established and maintains a community buying center to purchase coffee bean production from small producers in the town. This initiative, supported by Those Coffee People, allows the coffee beans to be sent abroad to different countries, giving the producers alternatives to just selling to the government.
Additionally, the producers gain access to valuable knowledge about advanced coffee production practices and benefit from a dedicated storage facility. These special practices contribute to the exceptional quality and impact of Caicedo coffee beans.
Why Support the Farmer
Caicedo coffee is the outcome of a diligent and iterative process, benefiting the youth generation in the region by providing professional advancement and skilled employment opportunities with fair payment.
Courage and Perseverance in the Coffee Industry
Aprokafe, led by the ambitious Elkin Diosa, revolutionized the coffee industry in Caicedo. Elkin developed a specialty coffee buying center that united all small producers, offering a diverse product selection and quality assurance for international buyers. Recognizing the importance of quality control in specialty coffee, he invested in a state-of-the-art quality control facility within the buying center, elevating Caicedo’s standing in the specialty coffee world.
The birth of Aprokafes marked a significant milestone, as it aimed to create a collective of coffee growers dedicated to improving the living conditions of producers and the Caicedo community through the application of good agricultural practices.
Benefits of Aprokafe’s buying center include:
- Advancement in quality control practices to meet specialty coffee requirements.
- Provision of a storage facility adhering to specialty coffee standards.
- Implementation of a coffee tree nutrition program and training initiatives.
- Creation of opportunities for youth engagement and careers in the coffee industry.
Elkin’s deep involvement in the coffee industry since childhood nurtured his curiosity, leading him to challenge conventional practices and continually experiment to enhance the outcomes. Thanks to his determination and innovative approach, Aprokafe has brought Caicedo into the spotlight of the specialty coffee world.
Elkin and Aprokafes
In 2012, Elkin envisioned a better coffee industry in Caicedo, introducing a new business model focused on specialty coffee through his project Aprokafe.
Specialty coffee stands out for its sustainable practices and meticulous coffee selection techniques, offering a competitive edge in the market.
Aprokafes includes large, medium, and small producers in their final product line, ensuring sufficient supply to meet international buyer demands. The company also continually experiments with new coffees and explores the level of specialization within the castillo coffee, requiring specific expertise in each process.
With Aprokafe’s dedication to specialty coffee, Caicedo’s coffee industry has flourished, providing exceptional and sustainable products that captivate the global market.
With this Coffee we Impact the Following SDGs:
In comparison to the FNC buy rate, TCP pays 31% above fair market value.
Providing youth with professional opportunities for skilled employment.