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The coffee story
FLO ID 28300
Fairtrade certified since 2012
Number of members 103
Altitude 900-1,340 m
Production Area 3283 ha
Varieties of the Product Nuevo Mundo, Catuai, Bourbon and Catucai
Harvest Months May-September
Export Period August to April
Other Certifications Rainforest Alliance, 4C, Café Practices and Volcafé Way
The União de Pequenos Agricultores de Santana da Vargem was founded on June 15,
2000 by a group of small farmers of Santana da Vargem - MG. They joined together
to form an association to facilitate the acquisition of credits from the Program
In 2012, the members of UNIPASV met and decided in assembly to create a
cooperative to facilitate marketing by reducing bureaucratic processes and
increasing export capacity, offering greater possibilities for all members. With
everyone's approval, the Cooperativa dos Pequenos Agricultores de Café of Santana
da Vargem was born and certified with the Fairtrade seal the same year. Today,
COOPASV has 103 cooperative families, producing Arabica coffee at altitudes ranging
from 900 to 1340m.
The vision of the organization is to be a model of cooperativism and reference for
family coffee, promoting the technical and administrative development of the
cooperative and the implementation of certification and verification standards.
The coffee of the organization grows in a height of between 900 and 1340 meters
and its harvest occurs between the months of May to September. The coffee goes
through the collection process which is done through the family workforce, with
manual and mechanized production and with traceability and social and
BENEFITS OF FAIRTRADE
COOPASV believes that Fairtrade certification allows farmers to improve their quality
of life, add value to their products and promote knowledge and environmental
awareness, as well as meeting the needs of small producers, who often do not have
support. Fairtrade can achieve not only financial valuation but human valorization.
QUALITY AND PRODUCTIVITY
The organization has a high focus on technical assistance issues to supervise the
certification and adaptation of the different properties. All this with the aim of
maintaining the quality of their coffee. The Technical Assistance project seeks to
monitor and adapt properties to Fairtrade certification standards and Brazilian
legislation, in addition to assisting and guiding 103 families of producers in the
quality control of their coffees.
The organization invests part of the Fairtrade Premium in the development of the
Sustainable Energy project, which began in 2018. The installation of solar panels was
made to capture photovoltaic energy, which is distributed at the headquarters of
the organization for the operation of it with clean energy.
OTHER USES OF FAIRTRADE PREMIUM
Part of the support that the organization seeks to give to the community goes with
the objective of generating promotion in the culture and promoting the region, the
Sounds of Coffee Project that exists since 2016 has as main objectives to involve the
children of producers and youth of the community in the learning of a musical
instrument, improving motor coordination and attention to them and helping in a
better social coexistence, the guitar orchestra has the participation of 22 young
people between 13 and 19 years old.
910m - 1350m
June, 2020 - June, 2020
Coffee Quality Evaluation
Cupped: November, 2020
CLAC Fairtrade (Grower)
Cupped: October, 2020
CLAC Fairtrade (Grower)85.5
|Key flavor notes||
AlgranoWalnut, Pip fruit, Toffee, Milk chocolate
CLAC Fairtrade (Grower)Lemon, Peach, Walnut, Caramel, Vanilla, High sweetness, Lingering, Velvety
AlgranoWell balanced, with citric supportive acidity and coating body.
CLAC Fairtrade (Grower)-
Associação UNIPASV, no ano de 2003 adquiri o selo FAIRTRADE, se tornando a 2ª entidade no Brasil, passamos a trabalhar toda nossa cadeia produtiva de maneira sustentável e responsável, onde cerca de 85 % eram meeiros e arrendatários. Em 2012 estas mesmas famílias criaram a COOPASV – Coop. de Peq. Agric. de Santana da Vargem, buscando com isso uma profissionalização e fortalecimento comercial. Ao longo do caminho foram muito desafios enfrentados, aprendemos a cada dia a construir de maneira sólida e transparente nossas parcerias. Buscamos qualidade, evoluímos de maneira consciente em nossos manejos e produção, temos 95% de nossas famílias donos de suas terras, localizadas no sul de minas entre 900 a 1380 m de altitude, são 90 famílias, produzindo cafés especiais, micro lotes, cafés fine e good cup. Trabalhamos com as certificações FAIRTRADE, UTZ e Rainforest. A COOPASV vem transformando vidas, agregando renda, conhecimento e atendendo os paladares mais exigentes do mundo.
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.
When calculating price, you can select your preferred currency: USD, CHF, EUR, or GBP.
2 payment methods are accepted on Algrano:
1. Buy now, pay later
Pay your coffee after its delivered in Europe. This option generates an additional fee, displayed in the shopping cart.
3. Pay 10 days after placing the order
We will send you a 10 day invoice straight after you placed your order.