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Nativo Forestal Regular Coffee is produced exclusively in the Buenos Aires farm in the municipality of Neira, in the El Crucero (Origin Coffee) area, it is cultivated in coffee plantations where reforestation is carried out in the cultivation area so that it benefits from the shade of the trees, additionally it seeks to generate an environment that helps the preservation and reinsertion of native birds and fauna and the preservation of water.
The reforestation carried out to date has no timber exploitation purposes and its ultimate goal is to make an environmental compensation in the area and seek a more sustainable coffee cultivation. Since 2010 approximately 2,000 trees of different species such as almond, walnut, black cedar, charcoal, guayacan, wax palms, among others, have been planted.
Native Coffee, from the roots
In this wonderful and diverse country, in which there are so many varieties of orchids, birds, butterflies, insects, toads and frogs, snakes and tropical fruits, there is the best mild coffee in the world. In each zone it is cultivated and produced in a different way to try to have the most exquisite and balanced of all.
It is precisely in Colombia, in a fertile land at 1700 meters above sea level, where the Nativo forest coffee is cultivated. Thanks to the commitment that its creators have with the environment, a forest has been created that ingratiates itself with our Colombian coffee to give it a delicious aroma.
In order to obtain the bean that becomes the product that we all wish to have on our table, the farmers and businessmen must plant entire fields with coffee trees. Planting can be carried out in different ways, one of them being with free solar exposure, which is best developed in zones with soils of good physical characteristics and fertility as well as an appropriate availability of water and solar energy. In this type of system, high planting densities are used, between 7500 and 10000 plants per hectare, and they are highly productive.
Within a highly informal sector where the environment and fair working conditions for the farmers are sacrificed and where coffee growers in many occasions work at a loss, Café Nativo is a family bet to maintain the coffee tradition. They have shared in these lands the delicious aroma of coffee with their family for many years, since they have a coffee tradition in Caldas since 1910 and, thanks to their love for the coffee culture and all their experience, they are willing to share it with the world.
Café Nativo is produced exclusively in the Buenos Aires farm in the municipality of Neira, in the village of El Crucero. It is cultivated in coffee plantations where reforestation is carried out in the cultivation zone, so that these benefit from the shade of the trees. Additionally, they seek to generate an environment that helps the preservation and reinsertion of native birds and fauna and the preservation of water. The reforestation carried out to date is not for timber exploitation purposes and its ultimate goal is to provide environmental compensation in the area and seek a more sustainable coffee crop. Since 2010 the company has planted approximately 2,000 trees of different species such as almond, walnut, black cedar, charcoal, and guayacan trees, among others.
Elements of nature
Café Nativo is grown in an area with multiple water sources, also favoring the fauna and flora of the region. It is important to know that, although water contamination is one of the most difficult and costly environmental problems to solve in a coffee producing farm, it is also possible to reuse it after treating it to eliminate the organic components. Manufacturers of wet mill equipment produce machines that can treat water and, in the same way, closed filtration systems can be built in medium sized farms.
Café Nativo works to improve the conditions of fauna and flora, as they constantly seek to generate an environment for the preservation and reinsertion of birds and other animals and plants. The more efficient the use of water and the more care is taken in the plantings, the more potential there is for animals to live in plantations that resemble a forest. Usually a coffee plantation generates the conditions for wildlife to thrive: shade, trees and undisturbed soils.
By not having a lot of soil movement, a protective organic layer can be created over the soil, so there is less interference with this natural resource. Coffee trees can only be as healthy as the ecosystem in which they grow, so there are some practices designed to benefit the environment, reduce water contamination and improve soil quality. When this happens, the fruits stay on the branch longer, ripen more uniformly and grow in greater quantity.
Since 2010 Café Nativo has planted approximately 2,000 trees, which are added to those that were already planted previously, so that they share the land with the coffee and contribute many benefits to their environment. If good environmental conditions are preserved and biodiversity is protected, good conditions are created for the growth of high quality coffee. In this way, we can affirm not only that coffee farms with shade trees tend to have a much larger wildlife population, but also that having different types of trees planted can contribute indispensable nutrients to the soil, help to prevent soil erosion and be a source of additional income for the producers.
Coffee in Colombia achieved a level of production that positioned it as a flagship product that strengthened the economy of the resources, generating income for small and medium sized coffee growing families. However, in the process of cultivation and industrialization of coffee, only 5% of the weight of the fresh fruit is used in the preparation of the beverage, the remaining 95% is represented by residues. The main by-products generated in the process of processing and industrialization of the coffee fruit and in the processes of renovation of the crop are: pulp, mucilage, cisco, raisins, coffee husks, and coffee stalks.
As previously mentioned, coffee cultivation should be carried out with shade, ground cover with noble weeds, live barriers and ecological management practices of the coffee mill, minimizing and making the contamination by honey and pulp more controllable. Although it is important to mention that the coffee process not only generates negative environmental impacts that affect water sources, soils, biodiversity and ecosystems, it is not the only thing that we should focus on. It is important to conserve and protect natural resources, since through them human beings can satisfy their needs, working towards sustainable development and understanding the importance of conserving the environment. Therefore, the need arises to study the environmental impacts derived from coffee production and the sustainable use of the waste generated.
It is important to highlight that nowadays there is a lot of innovation in the development of different cups. The processes of planting, harvesting and drying can have multiple variations depending on the farm, but always seeking to offer the best Colombian coffee possible. It should be taken into account that the final cup is influenced by many aspects and not only by the process, the type of land where it is planted, the variety of coffee, the altitude, the management of the crop, the process, the fermentation, the drying, the storage and the roasting are all relevant factors in order to have a good cup of coffee. As we have been able to analyze through the different environmental issues, Café Nativo has been concerned with generating a good space for its coffee plantations, but also for all the farmers that work with them to create a product of excellent quality.