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  • The FNC logistics arm won two gourmet and one bronze medals with three coffees from Cauca and Cundinamarca.
  • Almacafé has achieved these recognitions for the second year in a row, confirming the consistency of the roasting process and itself as a master origin coffee roaster.

Bogotá, October 24, 2019 (FNC Press Office) – Almacafé, the logistics arm of the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC), won three recognitions as master origin coffee roaster granted by the Paris-based Agency for the Valorization of Agricultural Products (AVPA, Agence pour la Valorisation des Produits Agricoles).

In this fifth edition of the contest, Almacafé won two Gourmet medals in the Sweet Fruity and Sweet Acidulated category with coffees from Cauca (Popayán) and Cundinamarca, and a bronze medal in the Sweet Aromatic category with a coffee from Cauca (Popayán).

These new recognitions demonstrate the consistency of the roasting process that Almacafé carries out in its modern plant in Soacha and ratifies it as a master origin coffee roaster, an industry trend that is gaining strength.

200 coffees from countries as diverse as Indonesia, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, USA (Hawaii), Honduras, Ecuador, Ivory Coast, El Salvador, Gabon, Mexico and the Philippines entered the contest.

Roasting the coffee at origin, as Almacafé does, helps producers represented by the FNC capture a greater share in the value chain.

With the boost of barismo, for example, consumers are increasingly willing to pay more for coffee in which they seek a complete gastronomic satisfaction, one of the trends that the AVPA supports through the contest.

The contest is open to producers (individual or organized in associations or cooperatives) that do the roasting, as well as roasters from producer countries that guarantee coffee traceability.