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Amparo Pajoy Micro Lot 23: Flavors of chocolate, papaya, and butter


Amparo Pajoy
Micro Lot 23

Flavors of chocolate, papaya, and butter
Amparo Pajoy is a coffee farmer from San Sebastian De La Plata, Colombia. Her entire life has been in pursuit of improving the quality of life for her family. Her husband Reinel and her five children help in the production of their coffee as they grow the Caturra varietal of coffee up at over 1700 meters above sea level. Amparo is constantly trying to improve her coffee's quality following the recommendation given to her by our Exporter partner Caravela analysts and educators. She knows that by improving the quality of her coffee she can guarantee a long-term relationship with Olympia Coffee and receive higher prices, which ultimately will allow her family to continue to improve their quality of life. Multiple years of partnering with Amparo on Micro Lot quality coffee, and we once again saw big improvements to both her coffee and her family's opportunities while we visited. Through our investments, they have nearly doubled the size of their hand-built homestead and announced to us that they are in the process of buying their neighboring farmland where they one day hope to plant the famed Geisha varietal. When asked what she would like Olympia Coffee's customers to know, Amparo simply said: "That because of you, we are thriving!"
Fair for All is our sourcing program where we work directly with coffee farmers and ensure that everyone in our supply chain is compensated and treated fairly. Amparo Pajoy is our most consistent and longest-standing micro-lot producer in San Sebastian. We have committed to purchasing 100% of her coffees all at tier prices way above the local market. For this lot that we scored a 88, we purchased it at $5.00 per lb. It's just 462 lbs of coffee.