Coffee
Progeny Coffee
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The project

Adopt {publicVariety} from the farm "{farmName}" in {cityfarm} ({countryFarm}) and receive your harvest in the form of {production} at home. The Farmer {farmerName} will take care for your adoption and take its picture. Also, you will be able to download the adoption certificate and, if you wish, plan your visit to the farm. You do not enter into any long-term commitment: once you receive your harvest and you enjoyed the experience, you may decide to renew and extend the adoption.

The project

Adopt {publicVariety} from the farm "{farmName}" in {cityfarm} ({countryFarm}) and receive your harvest in the form of {production} at home. The Farmer {farmerName} will take care for your adoption and take its picture. Also, you will be able to download the adoption certificate and, if you wish, plan your visit to the farm. You do not enter into any long-term commitment: once you receive your harvest and you enjoyed the experience, you may decide to renew and extend the adoption.

What do you adopt?
We offer you to adopt the production of approximately 12 coffee plants on our coffee plantation “Palonegro”. We cultivate and collect the coffee berries of your coffee plants, resulting in 2,72kg of roasted coffee beans. The fruits of the coffee plants ripen all year long. Twice a year they are dried, roasted and shipped, once during summer and another time during winter.
What will you receive?
The box we will send you contains: * 3 x roasted coffee beans of the “Castillo” variety (1pound bags = 453,59g) One of the most well-known varieties in Colombia. It has hints of flavours of nuts, citrics and cane sugar. It is used to brew espresso. * 3 x roasted coffee beans of the “Caturra” variety (1pound bags = 453,59g) Originated from a natural mutation of Bourbon coffee and its discovery dates back to 1937 in Brazil. You can taste hints of honey, plum, grape and berries. The “Caturra” variety is used to brew milder coffees such as kettle coffees or americanos. Todos nuestros cafés han obtenido una calificación por encima de los 85 puntos según la clasificación de la Specialty Coffee Association (SCA). Los sacos están fabricados en material biodegradable. You will receive your harvest personalized with the name you chose in the adoption process.
When will you receive it?
Please, check the deadline for participating in this project (deadline for adoption) below. As of this date the Farmer will start preparing the orders that are to be shipped. You may select the delivery date of your box as suggested by the Farmer at check-out.
Why should you adopt?
* Learn who produces your food, how and where. Receive your food in a conscious manner. * Buy directly from the farmer. Help to generate wealth and better jobs in the rural areas. * Plan ahead and enable the Farmer to produce on demand. This way we can avoid overproduction and fight food waste. * Reward Farmers who make an effort to use environmentally-friendly packaging and cultivation techniques.
How does it work?
Meet the Farmers
Adopt and plan your harvest
Let the Farmer and nature work
Receive your harvest at home
Lucía Pelaez
Hernando Duque Arango was born on the 21st of July in 1929 in Manizales, capital of Caldas, one of the coffee trade districts of Colombia. Having been close to the committee of coffee traders from an early age, at 24 years he became the director of the Coffee Trade Bank of Chinchiná. His connection to the committee of coffee tradesmen was not only work-related. In his life he distinguished himself as a brilliant and active head of coffee traders, member of the Municipal Committee of Coffee Tradesmen (an entity that offers help to coffee farmers related to education, common infrastructure, analyses of harvests and cultivation techniques). At his advanced age of 80 years, he even personally managed the UTZ and Fair Trade certifications. The UTZ Kapeh, which means “good coffee” in the Mayan language, tries to reach supply chains of sustainable agricultural products that fulfil the requirements for growth and expectations of coffee farmers, the industry and the consumers. Don Hernando died in 2018 at the age of 88. His wife Lucía is now the face of the coffee trade project that was developed by her and her husband. Together with her 5 children Álvaro, Alberto, Carlos Hernando, Claudia and Adriana she decided to implement the CrowdFarming model for her fincas of coffee plants in the hands of Progeny Coffee. Progeny Coffee Progeny is a project of young Colombians who are developing direct sales channels between coffee farmers and consumers. María J. Palacio, daughter and grand daughter of Colombian coffee farmers, is the founder and CEO of Progeny. Thanks to her and her team, coffee farmers just like Lucía and her children have a direct “window to the world”. María is the voice of these coffee farmers, communicating between them and the outside world. In recent years, María has had the opportunity to travel the world and noticed that the coffee that is normally sold to consumers has turned into a commodity. Being a commodity, it is difficult or even impossible to know who has cultivated it, how and under which economic conditions. On the basis of this, María has organized a group of coffee farmers in her country Colombia in order to put an emphasis on quality in their cultivation. Her way to achieve this: Turn coffee farmers into the protagonists not only of the cultivation but also of the sale of their own coffees. In the words of María: “To motivated a coffee farmer to produce quality you have to let him take part in the value chain. At the same time, consumers are more and more interested to learn more about the producers and the producers should also get to know the consumers to feel special and realize for themselves that it is worth pursuing responsable cultivation and quality”.
Lucía Pelaez

"I could have never imagined that one day our coffee plants would be adopted directly by those who ultimately will consume our coffee. To become an entrepreneur at my age and continue innovating something, I have dedicated my whole life to, gives me a lot to look forward to. For many people coffee is a reason to get up early every morning. I believe it is beautiful to cultivate coffee for those people because in a way they enter our lives and become an important part of it."

Progeny Coffee
Progeny Coffee
Palonegro is a coffee plantation, which measures 30 cuadras (1 cuadra = approx. 130m). This is where we cultivate around 75.000 coffee plants of the arabica varieties “Castillo naranjas” and “Canturra”. The finca is situated in the south of the small town Chinchiná a Colombian municipality located within the Caldas district. In the old days, this was the seat of the indigenous Quimbayas people, who named it Chinchiná - “Golden river”. We are at 1.400 meters above sea level. This altitude together with the climate and quality of the soil has made this region one of the most important and valuable ones for the coffee cultivation. Here, you find the National Coffee Research Center (CENICAFE) and the factory of freeze-dried coffee of the National Federation of Coffee farmers of Colombia. The variety “Castillo”, that we planted on our finca is very popular not only because of the aroma, but also because it is resistant to the rust fungus, a pest that yellows the leaves and drastically diminishes the production of coffee berries. The main characteristics of determining the quality of coffee are: the aroma, the taste, the degree of acidity, its uniformity and purity. The coffee we are cultivating, harvesting, roasting and sending was rated above 85 points during the last years according to the protocol of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA). We strive to only send coffee that has reached or exceeded this rating.
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Progeny Coffee, Chinchina, Caldas, CO
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