Ecolsierra, Colombia

"Red Ecolsierra"  or Ecological Producers of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, is a cooperative of 18 groups of 600 families farming on 900 small farms.  Their income was traditionally generated from coffee, but they gradually diversified into organic Honey and Cacao production as well.  Since they are so close to the natural reserves, and in order to live in harmony with their environment, Red Ecolsierra farmers always reserve a part of their farms for forestry.

As a certified Organic and Fairtrade organization, Ecolsierra encourages members and their families to see the social and economic benefits of using modern production processes of organic products.  This generates sustainable income, which guarantees a better life for members.

Quick facts:

Organization: Ecolsierra
Country:  Colombia
Region: Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
Number of members: 18 groups of 600 families
Altitude: 1000 – 1300 m.a.s.l.
Coffee Varieties: Typica, Colombia, Castillo
Process:  Fully washed and sundried