DARK CHOCOLATE. PLUM. CHERRY COLA. SOUL MAMA.
Cooperative: Amaca Association
Region: El Tambo, Cauca,
Variety: Castillo / Caturra / Colombia
AMACA is a firm favourite with the girl gang at the roastery, where we’ve been living for the delicious natural cola, sweet black cherry and super dark chocolate flavour notes - there’s really no bad time to brew up AMACA, she always proves herself to be a welcome treat.
About the Amaca Association...
The AMACA (Asociacion de Mujeres Productoras Agropecuarias del Cauca) is a group of all-women producers located in El Tambo, Cauca, Colombia that was formed in 1999 by 80 women from El Tambo, in Colombia’s Cauca department.
Now AMACA is 140 smallholder members STRONG with all women farm owners and heads of household.
All of the members support their families via the cultivation and production of coffee. In 2008, AMACA partnered with the Ministry of Agriculture, the governor of Cauca, and the municipality of El Tambo to increase the production and quality of coffee on 80 members’ farms.
A premium is paid to AMACA above the value of the coffee itself to support their goals and aspirations as a group. Their mantra is simple: to improve the quality of life for their members and their members’ families. These premiums can help them to accomplish these goals and in turn, support this passionate and strong-willed group of women in their love for and livelihood of quality coffee. BRING IT LADIES!
Read about Cheek to Cheek our Women's Empowerment Initiative that this coffee is part of.