Fair Trade Alliance Kerala / Elements

India Group of coffee growers

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Fair Trade Alliance Kerala (FTAK) is a farmer organisation that was founded in 2005 in Kerala, South India; it is the first coffee cooperative to be fair trade certified from India. Today, more than 6’000 farmers are members of the organisation.

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Amongst them, around 1’800 small coffee producers are all located in the Wayanad district of Kerala, in the Western Ghats hills, which is a world heritage site. The farmers also reside within the Nilgiri Biosphere, a world biodiversity hotspot. Coffee, mainly Robusta, is produced between 700-1000 meter above see level. Elements Homestead Products Ltd. is the exporting partner of FTAK.

Certifications

Organic FairTrade Rainforest Alliance

Team

Tomy Mathew

Managing Director

Info

  • Founded in
    1999
  • Legal status
    Association
  • Total number of coffee growers
    1900
    • Roaster relationships
      0

Coffee production

  • Harvest period
    January
    March
  • Altitude
    700m - 1010m
  • Annual average production
    6000 bags

Fair Trade Alliance Kerala / Elements

  India

Kurisadi Rd , 670582 Karunapuram