In 1999, 14 coffee farmers started to collaborate by founding a cooperation to produce sustainable and eco-friendly coffee. Their goal: to maintain the habitat of the animals and avoid a contamination of the local water reserves. Their cooperation was called “Kachalu”, a word that they themselves interpreted as “Hope”. Their hope was and still is today that their Kachalu will continue being demanded even in a worldwide coffee crisis. The last coffee crisis caused manyneighbouring farmers to leave their farms or cultivate tobacco instead. The Kachalu plantations are surrounded by rainforest, which is also the home of the endangered Andean Oak Tree. The climate here is warm and humid year round.
Character and Taste: Even if you cannot literally taste the hope of the farmers in your cup, it will still convince you of an exceptional quality. Considered that this coffee is from South America, it has a surprisingly strong, almost spicy-earthycharacter. The intensive sweetness of complex aromas from caramel to chocolate is rounded off by a sweet hint of fruits.