Colombia, Martha Reina
TASTES LIKE Stone Fruit, Orange, Brown SugarPROFILE Sweet & Balanced
Martha & her husband Julio moved to Pitalito after they were forced from their hometown due to violence in 2010. Knowing nothing about coffee production, they sought the advise of a former worker who taught them everything they needed to know. With each harvest the quality has improved, thus receiving a higher price from the sale to Caravela, in turn using the money to improve drying facilities at their farm.
HARVEST May - July & Oct - Dec
ROASTING IS SUBJECTIVE, BUT TRANSPARENCY IS CLEAR
We believe in the future of coffee. We’re calling on the industry to pay sustainable prices, so coffee farmers don’t need to turn to other crops to survive. We’ve listed the FOB (Freight on Board) price we paid to the exporter & within that, the Farmgate price, what Martha directly earned for his coffee as parchment. On top of FOB, this coffee was shipped to Melbourne, quality assessments completed, roasted (resulting in a 15% weight loss), & retailed, adding significant costs. You can read more about the way we source coffee via our website.
Compare the different trading models to see what Martha would have received if they hadn’t sold to Seven Seeds. We've listed the $AU /kg conversion from $US/lb.