Our CHEVERE coffee is our CHOCO decaffeinated.
"CHÉVERE" means cool, relaxed, something nice. This coffee is decaffeinated with Ethyl Acetate extracted from the Sugar Cane, a unique process in the world that eliminates the caffeine and not the coffee notes. We find a cup with sweet and caramelised notes, very "chéveres".
Cauca region : the New Coffee Belt
Coffee culture increased in the region in the 20th century.
After the Thousand Days War (1890-1902), the number of plantations in the Cauca region increased to 92,674 hectares today.
Cauca is known for its coffee production in the mountains in the eastern and central micro-regions and close the city of Popayan, its capital. The highlands of Cauca are ideal for quality coffee culture. The high altitude and geographical proximity to Ecuador and the surrounding mountains protect the coffee from the humidity of the Pacific Ocean and the southern trade winds. The climate is stable throughout the year and the soil is rich volcanic.
Racafé, a dynamic exporter
Our coffee is sourced from Racafé, one of the main green coffee exporters in Colombia. Through its CRECER quality charter, Racafé raises awareness of the need to conserve natural resources, contributes to improving the quality of life of coffee farmers through fair payment and provides training to improve the quality of the coffee produced.
The Cauca region is located in the south-west of the country. It has an area of 29,308 km², which represents 2.56% of the national territory. During colonisation and until Independence in 1810, the Cauca region played an important role in the historical development of the country, both for its economic contribution and for its politics. The region has 92,674 hectares in coffee production. The Cauca region is home to some of Colombia's most impressive volcanoes. It is a key location for coffee due to its fertile and nutritious volcanic soil. The department is one of the most complex places in Colombia in social terms. The territory of Cauca was inhabited in the pre-Hispanic period by various indigenous groups, such as the Jamundies, Pances, Paeces, Calotos, Patías, Guambianos and Guanacas. Today, the western descendants live mainly in the capital city, Popayan, and the indigenous peoples live in the mountains or in more isolated areas.