Some of the best coffees we drink worldwide are made in Colombia.
Nevertheless, for the coffee farmer the production of these coffee specialties unfortunately not always is a good deal. The money they receive from selling coffee sometimes is not even enough to generate a sustainable income for the farmers and their families. This is because coffee farmers are often paid a unified price for their product, regardless of the quality of their coffee. The price is mostly based on the world market price for coffee. To make a comparison: In wine, no one would think of pouring all of the wines into one pot, regardless of their variety or origin, and then charging one price for all of it. Unfortunately, that is exactly the case with coffee. The fair trade price lies above the world market price for coffee, but in our view it is not substantial enough.
At José Opita Café we want to support our coffee growing partners with our company and maintain a partnership that is beneficial for everyone. Our customers, because they receive excellent coffee from us. To us, because we contribute to the cultural and culinary diversity of Switzerland and Europe, and to our coffee farmers, to whom we can offer other, more attractive sales channels.
Below you will find detailed information on the purchase prices, the origin and the quality of our coffees. We follow the reporting standard " The Pledge ", which raises transparency in coffee to a new level.