The Inga Aponte farm is situated in the Nariño region in the South of Colombia where it sits at an altitude of 2,150 meters above sea level. Here, it is harvested by a community of nomads that once lived in the Peruvian mountains. They are descendants from the Incas and are now part of a huge project run by the local government to replace illegal crops – such as opium – with others, like coffee and corn.
Buying this coffee from us will benefit the region hugely and will help these farmers leave behind poverty permanently. We pay a high premium, way above Fairtrade, as an incentive for the Inga community to keep growing high quality coffee for years to come. It will improve lives and simultaneously fight the production of opium at the root level.