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Carcafe Ltda

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Carcafe Ltda

Carcafe is Volcafe's local company in Colombia.

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Carcafe is the best Colombian coffee partner, building supply chains that understand the requirements of our clients and recognise the work of producers and allies.

Growing regions: Nariño, Cauca, Huila, Cundinamarca, Antioquia, Santander, Magdalena, Coffee Belt
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Founded 1983

And part of Volcafe's 170+ year history.

Founded more than 35 years ago, Carcafe contributes to the development of a sustainable coffee industry that improves the quality of life for producers, clients, and consumers around the world, with a portfolio of products and services that satisfy the needs of each of our stakeholders.

From the early days of the movement for sustainable coffee, Carcafe has built certified supply chains in different regions of the country and has run several sustainability projects on behalf of clients. We consider the economic, social, and environmental aspects of sustainability as fundamental factors for coffee communities. Our efforts are aligned with the requirements of many of the principal certification schemes such as 4C, Rainforest Alliance, Fairtrade, and Organic, as well as verification systems associated with roasters, such as C.A.F.E. Practices, Nespresso AAA, and Raiz, among others.

Our team works constantly to support producers and generate positive impacts which enable coffee communities to achieve a better standard of living.

We currently have a presence in the following departments of Colombia:

  • Antioquia
  • Boyacá
  • Caldas
  • Cauca
  • Cundinamarca
  • Huila
  • Magdalena
  • Meta
  • Nariño
  • Quindío
  • Risaralda
  • Santander
  • Tolima
  • Valle del Cauca

Coffee flavour profile

  • Medium-high acidity
  • Medium sweetness
  • Medium body
Coffee crops in Colombia
  • We source, process, import, export, and sell Arabica coffee
  • We provide technical assistance to coffee growers
  • We run a coffee quality lab
  • We handle transport logistics

Office Address

Carcafe Ltda
Avenida Calle 72 # 10-07
Bogotá, Colombia, 110231

Tel: +57 601 8418404

General Manager

Sebastian Pinzon

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Species / varieties

Arabica

Altitude range

1200-2000 masl

Harvest dates

April-August, October-January

Processing

Dry mill

Number of farmers

About 27,000 farmers

Volcafe Way field team members

90 field team members

Certification qualifications

Fairtrade (FLO ID 20627), Organic (NOP, JAS, EU, Colombia, Argentina), Rainforest Alliance. C.A.F.E. Practices, Nespresso AAA

Fundación Carcafe

Carcafe's local charity runs projects aimed at improving the lives of coffee growing communities.