The AMACA is a group of women producers located in El Tambo, Cauca, Colombia that was formed in 1999. The program aims to address the widespread wage inequality that women experience by adding a gender-equity premium on top of a Regional Select base price; this premium is paid directly to the growers for use in any manner they choose. We’re thrilled to work with the women of AMACA on this very special 04 Latin offering.
Cauca is in central-western Colombia, stretching from the Western Cordillera mountain range to the Pacific Ocean. Ocean winds and elevation result in Cauca being one of the coolest regions of the country. The coffee in this area is grown mostly by indigenous or Afro-descendant communities at an altitude of 1400-2000 meters above sea level. Geographically, the region has many features including the Popayan Plateau, many rivers, and the central volcanic mountain range.