Empresa Cooperativa del Sur del Cauca (Cosurca) is composed of 15 farmer associations and coffee cooperatives from four municipalities in Cauca, a mountainous province of Southwestern Colombia. Founded in 1993, this organization has been seriously affected by armed extremist groups who value the area for its proximity to the jungle and abundant natural resources. Many farmers in the area have converted their coffee crops to more profitable, illegal ones while others have been threatened and displaced by armed groups. In contrast, Cosurca's 1,090 members have a strong organization and financial stability as a result of Fair Trade.
Format: Whole bean green / unroasted coffee, 1lb (454g)
Cup Characteristics: Medium body, medium-high acidity, sweet berry flavour
Certifications: Caf Femenino, Fair Trade Certified, Organic
Varieties: Typica, Caturra, Colombia
Elevation: 1,400 - 1,900 m
Processing: Wet processing and sun drying