A medium roast Colombian Whole Bean Coffee that is 100% Grade Arabica Fair Trade Organic. The aroma and flavors make it a perfect coffee blend for any coffee lover.
The first coffee crops were planted in the eastern part of Colombia, and the first commercial production occurred in 1835 with 2,560 green coffee bags. A priest named Francisco Romero was a very influential figure to the spread of the coffee crop in Northeast Colombia. The cultivation of coffee was even required as a penance by Father Romero. Colombian coffee became an export in the send half of the 19th century, and the United States, Germany, and France became consumers of Colombian coffee. At the turn of the 20th century, international prices dropped, and so did profits of large coffee states in Colombia. In the beginning of the 20th century, several small coffee producers adopted a new model of coffee exports, based on rural economy and supported by internal migration and colonization of new territories. The western regions of Colombia took the lead in the development of the Colombian coffee Industry. Between 1905 and 1935, the Colombian coffee industry grew significantly due to the politics of the National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia (FNC) in 1927. The federation created a union of local farmers and small producers and confronted logistical and commercial difficulties. Cultivation systems improved, and spatial patterns permitted differentiation of the product, and supported its quality. Today, Colombia has 38 cooperatives independent of the FNC, and of those, nineteen are verified fair trade. The majority of Colombian coffee is shade grown with 1.4 million hectares (10.000 square meters) under canopy, and only 717,000n hectares grown in full sun.