ABRACADABRA COFFEE CO RAQUEL BURBANO COFFEE BEANS (12 OZ)
Origin / Colombia
Producer / Raquel Burbano
Farm / Araucaria
Region / Nariño
Variety / Colombia, Castillo
Processing / Washed
Elevation / 2,067 masl
Notes / Nectarine, Milk Chocolate, Toffee
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FUDAM is a producer association based in the province of La Union in Northern Nariño. The group was founded in 1999, formally legalized in 2000 and is run by the sister-brother team of Raquel and Jeremias Lasso. The Lasso family is from Buenos Aires de Cartago, which borders the city of La Union. Forty-four members from both Cartago and La Union comprised the group’s membership in 2000 and it has since grown to 130 members in 2017. Over the past 18 years, FUDAM has expanded into the surrounding areas of San Lorenzo, Taminango, Arboleda, Belén, Cartago, Genova and now deep into the reaches of Tablón de Gomez, increasing their membership and parchment volume.
Raquel is an innovative leader that inspires the best work from her community and gives it in return. More recently, she’s formed a group within FUDAM called Manos de Mujeres, focused on the empowerment of women growers within her community, with projects ensuring they see a fair 50% of farm profits and a goal of opening an organic fertilizer facility. Currently in the process of becoming certified Fair Trade Organic, FUDAM is a perfect example of how community investment can and should represent an investment in quality.