COAGRONEVADA - Cooperativa de Caficultores y Agricultores de la Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
Cooperativa de Caficultores y Agricultores de la Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (COAGRONEVADA) is composed of 21 base level coffee cooperatives from three different regions in Colombia--Magdalena, La Guajira and Cesar. The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta region is located in the northeastern part of Colombia. This area is home to many indigenous populations that have been affected by widespread drug trafficking and guerilla warfare. Fair Trade prices have given local and indigenous farmers a viable alternative to growing illegal cash crops. Coffee has become a cultural and living tradition passed from generation to generation. Coffee from the Sierra Nevada is generally smooth and medium bodied, mild in acidity and with a fragrant aroma. Organic coffee beans are grown under full shade, predominantly from trees of the traditional variety and at estimated elevations between 3,300 to 4,300 feet.