Our Colombian Fair Trade Select is classically balanced, vibrant and complex with a splash of ripe fruit. (This product is not organic certified.)
Tastes like a late-summer Saturday morning. Our Fair Trade Colombian is a sunny, warming cup with aromas that recall Gramma’s homemade apricot jam.
We source coffees for our Colombian Fair Trade Select from cooperatives high in the mountains of Southwestern Colombia. Prominent among these is the Cooperative Association of Southern Cauca (COSURCA).
As if growing exceptional coffee was not a challenge enough, farmer members of COSURCA have faced a number of threats to their livelihood, such as the ever-present threat from armed extremist groups who would have their land for illegal coca and poppy production. Even in the face of such opposition, COSURCA farmers have eradicated more than 500 acres of coca production, destroyed 17,000 coca plants, and ended cultivation of illegal crops on another 1800 acres... steps that were possible only with the additional revenue that Fair Trade coffee sales provided.
Additionally, COSURCA members are:
- Protecting the environment. Organic coffee production is a 100-year tradition in the Cauca region. Today that tradition is augmented with technical training in organic agriculture and ecologically-friendly farming methods.
- Establishing food security. Cooperative funds have made it possible to grow a variety of fruits and vegetables for home consumption.
- Developing organic composting programs, reducing waste and generating all-organic fertilizer.
Green Mountain Coffee offers an extensive collection of the finest coffees you'll ever enjoy, made with Arabica beans sourced from exotic coffee-producing regions throughout the world. Guided by a series of socially-conscious principles, the company prides itself on helping to preserve the pristine environments and indigenous cultures where these beans are grown.
- Coffee K-Cup for Keurig Gourmet Single Cup Brewer; no messy grinding or clean up
- Airtight to lock in freshness and flavor
- Brewing occurs inside the K-Cup so no flavor residue is left behind to spoil the next cup.