white grape, nectarine, toffee
Region: La Plata, Huila
Altitude: Caturra, Castillo, Colombia, Typica
Roast: Espresso only
Mártir Coffee is an association of organic (or in transition to organic) producers based in the vereda of Alto Cañada, but extending as far as Itaibe, Cauca (which is just across the Cañón de Páez which divides Huila and Cauca). The 20 producers of Mártir show some of the most dedicated motivation, which comes largely from the passion and skill demonstrated by their leader, Didier Javier Pajoy. Didier helps manage quality among this small group by helping them with the production of organic fertilizers and post-harvest processing. Unlike some associations, payments are made directly to the producers and not through a legal entity by which they're represented. This allows for maximum transparency to ensure producers are paid what they deserve. Any additional support provided by Didier is done free of commissions, out of his interest in the well-being of the whole group. This is what true sustainability and social responsibility should be like.