Gaitania, Community - Colombia

Gaitania, Community - Colombia

This coffee project is centered in the village of Gaitania where Emmanuel Enciso is a coffee grower raised by coffee growing parents, who taught him everything about coffee. In 2006 he had the opportunity to learn much more about processes, quality, and varieties; managing to focus his farm and several producers in the micro region on producing specialty coffees. But he had a problem in common with so many other coffee growers, they did not have the capacity to produce large quantities, because they did not have a central coffee processing center for quality processes. That is why in 2016 he began with his family to create a coffee processing center that became a strategic bridge between more than 15 villages in Gaitania and now Emmanuel and his family are processing the coffees of coffee growers throughout the area.  

This coffee comes from a community of 80 coffee farms around the village of Gaitania and is a blend of Caturra and Colombia cultivars. It's a project that Forest Coffee started in this region with only one farm and now they are working with over 80 farmers in the region. Forest teaches the farmers how to do grow and process Specialty coffee so they can get out of the commodity market they had sold to for decades, on top of that Forest pays 30% above of what they would get from the Colombia federation for top rated coffees. 

The process for this project coffee consists of a short washed fermentation of 24 hours in mucilage and then a laborious washing of the coffee. Afterwards it is taken to the drying patio where all the coffee is dried together in the sun. Afterward, the coffee is stabilized for 20 to 25 days before being dry milled.


Country: Colombia
Region: Tolima, Gaitiana
Farm: Gaitania Community Lot
Varietal: Caturra & Colombia
Process: Washed
Altitude: 1,650-1,950 MASL
Exporter: Forest Coffee
Importer: Forest Coffee
SCA Quality Score: 85.5

Proportional Pricing Breakdown:

  • Producer Price (lb): $3.45
      • Farmer green coffee price NOT FOB price
      • transport, customs, export, insurance and other FOB costs are below
  • FOB to EXW costs (lb): $1.05
  • Transport Costs (lb): $.65
  • Final Landed Cost: $5.15
  • Roasting weight loss ~20%
  • Base cost per pound $7.22


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