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Colombia FUDAM La Union

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    Colombia Fudam La Union
    • Country: Colombia
    • Region: Nariño
    • Producer: FUDAM
    • Altitude: 1500-2200 MASL
    • Varieties: Castillo
    • Process: Washed
    • Enjoy as Filter or Espresso
    Cupping notes: Milk chocolate, apple, berries, pecan.

    Tastes like milk chocolate with apple, dried berries, and pecan. Mellow juicy acidity and syrupy sweetness.

    Roast to Order:
    • Order Cut-off: Every Sunday
    • Roast: Every Monday
    • Dispatch: 1-2 days after roasting

    Fundación Agraria y Ambiental Para el Desarrollo Sostentible (FUDAM) is a 300-member association of organic-certified (and Rainforest Alliance–certified) growers that was founded in the year 2000 by just seven producers who shared a vision of sustainable agriculture as well as environmental protection and development. This group of smallholders lives in and around the small municipality of La Unión in Nariño, where the terrain differs greatly from in other coffee-growing areas like Cauca: Instead of walking up from the town to the farms, as elsewhere, here the towns are at such high elevation that the farms are typically lower elevation, surrounded by high peaks and rough road.

    FUDAM's membership believes firmly in the principles of sustainability that drove them to band together in the first place. When asked recently why the group continues to farm organically despite mounting pressure to rely on chemical inputs, the association’s leadership explained, “This is just how we live, these are our values and our way of life.”

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