Brazil Organic Associação dos Cafeicultores do Bairro Gabirobal
DRIED APRICOT, MIXED BERRIES, CREAM
This coffee is sourced from 44 family-owned farms organized around Associação dos Cafeicultores do Bairro Gabirobal (ACAFEG) an association located in the community of Andradas within the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. The group was formed in 2007 and acquired Fair Trade certification in 2010. ACAFEG has used their Fair Trade premiums to build a coffee lab, which allows the quality control team to evaluate coffees and provide prompt feedback to member of ACAFEG. Members of ACAFEG attend monthly educational meetings aimed to provide guidance for harvesting and processing coffee with a focus on quality. ACAFEG has a strong commitment to the community of Andradas. Members recently donated money from coffee exports to the local hospital. ACAFEG has future plans include building a warehouse for storing fertilizers and equipment, reforestation projects, and hiring a team to conduct regular audits of the organization.