The coffee story
Area of production 2,489 ha
Product varieties Catuaí Amarelo, Catuai Vermelho, Mundo Novo, Icatu, Catucaí Amarelo, Arara, Paraíso and Bourbon
Coffee quality 80-88 (SCA)
Months of harvest May - September
The Cooperativa dos Agricultores Familiares de Poço Fundo e Região (COOPFAM) is located in Poço Fundo in the southern state of Minas Gerais. The city of about 17 thousand habitants, has a mountainous landscape dominated by coffee plantations, which is the main activity of the region. The history of Coopfam begins in the 80s when a group of small farmers of Poço Fundo members of the Pastoral of the Earth organized to give continuity to social work to combat the rural exodus and founded in 1991 the "Association of Small Producers of Pozo Fondo ", with the objective of promoting cooperation in the group and thus improve living and working conditions in the field.
The Association was one of the first organizations in Brazil to obtain Fairtrade certification in 1998 and made its first commercialization of Fairtrade coffees in 2001. As the membership table and its volumes were strengthened and increased,
producers perceived the need to make it viable marketing and professionalization of its processes, founding then, in 2003, the Cooperativa dos Agricultores Familiares of Poço Fundo e Região Ltda. Currently, Coopfam has 447 partners located in 20 municipalities of the South Region of Minas. The Cooperative also has organic certification and its mission is to promote the social and economic development of the cooperative family, in the production and marketing of products with quality, performing actions of environmental preservation and interaction with society.
The production of Coopfam is made with 100% of family labour, due to the predominantly mountainous relief, the harvesting process is done manually facilitated by some tools and machinery. The drying process of the coffees is done naturally in order to later carry out the process of storage and processing of the coffees in their own warehouse, the organization also has a medium coffee roasting industry. The organization has a total of 337.52 ha with organic coffee production, 11 hectares are already in conversion from conventional to organic, there are areas that are cultivated by women (currently they are 66 workers), additionally, the production of specialty coffees is developed and SAT coffees, without the use of pesticides.
The organization develops with part of the Fairtrade Premium the "Good Water" project which started in 2015, encouraged by the Coopfam and Tchibo association with the aim of improving the health, hygiene and environmental conditions of the producers in the field. In the initial phase, ecological pits were built benefiting 170 producers and their families. In the following stages, water potability analyzes were carried out for 135 families and in 2017 all the members were benefited from the analyzes; Protective activities, spring recovery and installation of filters against water contamination were also carried out.
The community is one of the pillars of Coopfam, which is why the United for Inclusion Program was created. This project aims to promote and include children and adolescents with special needs in society, defending their rights, as a way of to
guarantee respect and equal treatment, according to the particularities of each one. In addition to supporting administrative expenses, Coopfam makes possible the services provided to children and adolescents in the areas of pedagogy, psychology, physiotherapy and occupational therapy, with each individualized attention.
The differential of Coopfam was always the production of organic coffees and since its founding the organization encourages producers to stay in the production of organic coffees, increase production areas and promote the adhesion of new producers. In addition, the organization provides support in the finalization fund for the period of transition from crops to organic, in addition to paying for certification and promoting courses, training, field days and participation in fairs for the training of producers.
Quality FTO blends and micro-lots
A COOPFAM é uma Cooperativa que abrange mais de 400 famílias espalhadas por mais de 20 municípios do Sul de Minas, com propriedades com tamanho médio de 5,3 hectares é constituída em 100% por agricultores familiares, possui certificações orgânicas (NOP, JAS, CEE, BR) e certificado de comércio justo Fairtrade FLO. A COOPFAM preza por relações comerciais de longo prazo e exporta direta e indiretamente 80% de sua produção para países como Estados Unidos, Alemanha, Inglaterra, Holanda, Itália, Japão, Austrália, Nova Zelândia. Um dos grandes diferenciais da COOPFAM é possuir estrutura de gestão de risco através de operações com derivativos, isto garante a entrega do produto ao importador independente das oscilações do mercado.Translate
May, 2021 - August, 2021
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Once the ordering period ends we will consolidate all coffees in a shared container. During transport, your coffee is fully insured. We will keep you informed about the shipment status.
Upon arrival of the coffee at the warehouse, you can choose between 2 delivery modes:
- Doorstep delivery: We will take care of transport to your roastery. We will provide your coffee fully insured until it is ready for unloading from the truck at your roastery.
- EXW (ex. warehouse) means that we will provide the coffee ready for pick-up at the terminal of the warehouse. You are responsible for organising transport and insurance from the warehouse to your roastery.
Currently, we can deliver coffee anywhere in Europe, except Hungary. For all European buyers, the coffee will be provided custom cleared in any case. Roasters in Switzerland choosing EXW will be responsible for customs clearance.
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2 payment methods are accepted on Algrano:
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Pay your coffee after its delivered in Europe. This option generates an additional fee, displayed in the shopping cart.
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