* Toffee Apple * Milk Chocolate * Coffee Blossom *
region Cundinamarca department
altitude 1800 to 2000 masl
varietal Castillo 94%, Typica 6%
notes Ubaque is 50 km east of Bogotá and home of the indigenous Muisca people.
This is our 4th year buying from this group of farmers. Ubaque is the
backbone of our Haymaker blend and we hope to keep using it for many
years to come.
In Colombia, there is a daily price that sets against the market price.
Most smallholders take their coffee to a collection station to sell their
coffee at this rate. The daily rate at the time of purchase was 950,000
pesos per cargo (125kg of parchment coffee) for this lot UBACAFE was
paid 1,200,000 pesos per carga.
In late 2018, we paid a visit to some of the farms and met with co-op
members and were very impressed with the teamwork and attention
to quality control. We were hoping to visit again this year but have
postponed until we can all travel again.
FOB price: AUD/kg $8.10
C-market price: $3.75
Fair Trade minimum: $4.70
1.7 x higher than the Fair Trade minimum
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