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1 CAFÉ TIERRADENTRO INDIGENOUS ASOCIATION OF CABILDOS JUAN TAMA CAUCA, COLOMBIA

2 GEOGRAPHICAL LOCALIZATION OF THE TIERRADENTRO TERRITORY

3 HOW COFFEE CAME TO TIERRADENTRO. Coffee came into Colombia through our neighbor country, Venezuela. The Jesuit Missionaries introduced the coffee bean in the Region of the Meta and Orinoco Rivers, according to Father José Gumilla in his book “El Orinoco Ilustrado” (The Orinoco Illustraded). Widely spread by the priests, coffee arrives at a monastery in the city of Popayan and then to Tierradentro, in the year The pioneer beans belong to Coffea Arabica Var. Typica. (60% of our present crops).

4 SPECIAL COFFEE FROM TIERRADENTRO The Tierradentro Region produces a very Special Coffee because: - Of the Volcanic soil from el Nevado del Huila Volcano. - - Our coffee’s variety is Coffea arabica. (Typica and Caturra). - - We are between 1600 y 2200 meters above sea level. - - We have a wide and diverse variety of especies associated with coffee, like Citrus trees, Avocado, Yuca, Arracacha, Plántain, Aromatic and Medicinal Plants. - - Proper Ecological Handling of the the coffee’s Producccion System. - -Proper harvesting procedures.. - -Proper handling of residual waters. - Proper post-harvest procedures. - -Strict quality and control of the milling process.

5 OUR ANCESTORS MADE OF THE LAND A HOLY AND SACRED PLACE The “Hipogeos” or Sacred Tombs are made on top of hardened volcanic ash (Toba). Mother Nature nurtures us with products, nourished by Toba, giving our coffee its “Original Flavor”.

6 NEVADO DEL HUILA VOLCAN0 IN THE INDIGENOUS NASA- PAEZ COSMOVISION For us, everything has life. The Volcano Nevado del Huila, (Nxadx in Nasa Yuwe language) is a sacred place where water and fire spirits dwell. They regulate man and nature, maintaining a balanced harmony.

7 COFFEE GROWS IN A SYSTEM OF HIGH VEGETABLE AND ANIMAL DIVERSITY Tierradentro coffee is not only for man to drink. It also offers food to birds and other animals. A coffee “finca” may have more than 50 different plant species, most of which are edible and marketable. It is a very complex eco- system with complete biological charectiristics.

8 TIERRADENTRO COFFEE IS THE BASE OF OUR ECONOMY Our organization consists of 1472 families that depend on coffee for their economic and social sustainability. Coffee generates 85% of our economic income to cover our basic needs in fincas that are no bigger than two hectares.

9 PROPER MANUAL PICKING OF THE COFFEE We believe that only ripe cherries picked manually and pulped the same day, will produce coffee of the highest quality.

10 NATURAL SUN DRYING Sun drying and protecting our washed coffees under specially built structures, yields a better quality product.

11 PROPER STORAGE WILL GARANTEE QUALITY CONTROL The Asociación of Cabildos Indígenas Juan Tama assures that the coffee farmer is paid fairly, and then stores the coffee ensuring that the necessary parameters are met to protect the coffee, the buyer and the farmer.

12 OUR COFFEE IS GUARANTEED BY CONTINOUS QUALITY CONTROL IN EVERY PHASE

13 A UNITED FAMILY BASED ON DIGNITY, JUSTICE, SOLIDARITY AND HARD WORK. COUPLED WITH RESPECT FOR OUR ENVIRONMENT, OUR CULTURE, AND OUR PARTNERS, PRODUCING MUTUAL WELFARE.

14 CAFÉ TIERRADENTRO AROMA, TRADITION & CULTURE THE INDIGENOUS ASOCIATION OF CABILDOS JUAN TAMA THANKS YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND ATTENTION TO DOWNLOAD THIS PRESENTATION PLEASE VISIT


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