Colombia Ubaque

Colombia Ubaque

TRANSPARENCY INFO

PRICING COMPARISON 

WE PAID (USD POUND)  

WE PAID (AUD KG)

FARM GATE (AUD KG) 

MARKET PRICE (AUD KG)

FAIR TRADE PRICE (AUD KG)

$2.50

$8.35

$7.32

$5.25

$5.70

 

ABOUT

High in the hills of Cundinamarca, the municipality of Ubaque boasts a climate of rich biodiversity. The town is named for the red sap of a local bush called ‘ybaquye’, meaning ‘blood of wood’. The coffee comes from the UBACAFE Association, a group of 43 farmers who call this area home.

Ubaque is 50km east of Bogotá and home to the indigenous Muisca people. This is our third year buying from this group of farmers and for the very first time, we bought the entire 220-bag lot. With this beautiful Colombian now the backbone of our Haymaker blend, we’re excited to keep using it for many years to come.

 

In Colombia, there is a daily price of coffee that’s set against the international C-market (or ‘commodity’) price. Most smallholders take their coffee to a collection station to sell at this special rate, which during our visit was 870,000 pesos per carga, or ‘load’ (125 kg). The price we paid for our Ubaque was 1,200,000 pesos per carga of parchment coffee - that’s well above the minimum.

 

SNAPSHOT 

PROFILE: A rich, full body and refined citrus acidity that’s perfect with or without milk.

NOTES: * Toffee Apple * Milk Chocolate * Mandarin *

NAME: Ubaque

ORIGIN:  Colombia

REGION: Cundinamarca

PRODUCER: 43 Farmers

VARIETY: Castillo, Typica

ALTITUDE:  1800 - 2000 MASL

FARM:  UBACAFE association

PROCESS:  Washed