Condor Meta Resguardo Indigena
This coffee is grown in the Department of Meta. It is produced by very small scale coffee growers in Serrania de La Macarena in the South East region of Colombia.
It is produced by 40 families of an indigenous community denominated ONDAS DEL CAFRE. This community migrated decades ago from Cauca escaping the violence which was present in the area. Theses families come from the PAEZ Tribe who maintained the traditional varieties Arabica Typica, Bourbon and variedad Colombia, and their growing traditions throughout generations. The coffee is shade grown at altitudes between 1300 to 1,750 meters. Parchment is carefully sun-dried and in some farms African beds are used for drying.
The average farm in not larger than 1 hectare (2.5 acres).
This indigenous reserve main source of income is coffee, and cocoa complemented by combined plantations of banana and yuca. During several years the area was occupied by insurgent groups. In the past 4-5 years the area has gone through a pacification process and today it is a prosperous agricultural community
The main coffee harvest initiates in October and ends in February.
All of the coffee is purchased directly from these farmers paying significant premiums over prevailing market prices, in recognition for its quality. The coffee from this area has won a few Cup of Excellence recognitions in recent years.