Our import partners Raw Material have created a project group called Red Associations with a clear goal to achieve stable and sustainable prices for community coffee lots through improved quality control, shared knowledge, and a connection to the specialty coffee market.
This model provides an average of 2.5x the household income possible compared with the standard marketplace.
Villa María is a Colombian municipality located in the department of Caldas, next to Neira, Palestina, Chinchina and Manizales, which make up the South Central sub- region of the department. The region is fed by numerous sources of water and natural resources. Villa María is located a few kilometers from the city of Manizales, whose urban areas are surrounded by the Chinchiná River.
Red Villamaría currently represents 30 coffee producing families in the surrounding area of Jamaica, Caldas. This Red Associations project is focussed primarily on the construction of a new drying hub for the producers in the region, at an altitude lower than the farm's of the producer members.
Our 3rd year investing in this project and a firm favourite with our regulars.'