In 2001, Red Ecolsierra was founded in Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains. Initially, and during the 2000s, the challenges were (a) the persecutions and fear spread by the illegal groups against the civilian population; (b) the little investment and state intervention in infrastructure in the region; and (c) skepticism about an agricultural model that promotes the protection and conservation of local fauna and flora.
Today, the commitment of 352 producing families is to harvest and market certified organic and fair trade coffee in international markets, and therefore have a better price. With this, the families receive organic and fair trade premiums, which finance infrastructure, environmental management, and product quality projects in their farms, also the premiums contribute to funds on social investment and marketing, and education.
Export Logistics Manager
Total number of coffee growers352
Relationships with Roasters inDenmark, Finland, and United Kingdom
Average orders per roaster2
Altitude700m - 1900m
Annual average production11000 bags