The University of Sheffield visits Cauca, Colombia

The University of Sheffield visits Cauca, Colombia

The University of Sheffield visits Cauca, Colombia

In the summer of 2017, Cafeology was successful in winning the coffee contract for the University of Sheffield. The tender was to supply all of the retail operation and hospitality sites with coffee. This is a combined volume in excess of 15 Tonnes of Green Coffee.

In the summer of 2017, Cafeology was successful in winning the coffee contract for the University of Sheffield. The tender was to supply all of the retail operation and hospitality sites with coffee. This is a combined volume in excess of 15 Tonnes of Green Coffee.

We managed to source an exclusive arrangement direct from Cencoic, a producer based in the south of Colombia in the post conflict region of Cauca. The producer group is made up 2635 indigenous farmers throughout 7 municipal regions, producing 1.8m bags of coffee per year.

At the end of May 2018, our Director Bryan Unkles hosted members from the University of Sheffield on a fact finding trip to the producers cooperative close to the town of Popayan.

The visitors from the University included members of Commercial Services, Student Services and the Head of International Partnerships at the Faculty of Social Sciences.

The trip would allow members from the University to gain a greater insight into the world of coffee farming and give the team a greater understanding of the challenges faced in this region whilst also looking at ways the University may be able to assist over and above that of purchasing coffee at a fair and sustainable price.

The trip included meeting our long term producer, Francisco Herrera from Asoapia at the trading office in Bogota, a visit and tour of Universidad de Los Andes and of course a visit to the producer group.

During the visit, we were hosted by Hernan Vicente Castellanos and Elisabeth Menses Sandoval of Cencoic and given access to the Parchment Mill and Cupping/QC lab in Popayan as well as a visit to the farms close to the small town of Caldono.

The trip proved a huge success giving ideas of technical assistance whilst also providing a valuable insight into the world of Coffee production.

For more information on the trip, please visit Bryan’s blog on out Tumblr page; http://cafeology.tumblr.com

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