BETTER THAN ORGANIC
We are often asked whether our coffee is also organic. Our answer: better than that!
Our farmers have long since jumped on the organic path. They are pioneers for the region. It is a joint organic path that the coffee producers are taking with Serraniagua. Because if the soil does well, the coffee plants do well and so do the farmers. Organic certification is already in progess. Within the framework of these initiatives, we rely on participatory guarantee schemes (SGP or PGS) as models for participatory network certification.
„Participatory guarantee schemes (SGP or PGS) are locally oriented quality assurance systems. They certify producers based on the active participation of stakeholders and build on a foundation of trust, social networks and knowledge sharing.“
IFOAM – Organics International supports the development of SGP as an alternative and complementary tool to third-party certification in the organic sector and advocates for the recognition of PGS by governments.
For CAFÉ COMAM, we value smallholder and organic cultivation. For really good coffee, a forest with other shade-giving trees is indispensable. Only in the shade do the coffee cherries have enough time to develop their full aroma. In forest gardens, the Arabica coffee bush feels particularly at home and therefore does not need any chemical to survive. Only biological additives made from effective microorganisms and minerals are used.
Chemical additives are available everywhere, but biological ones are very difficult to obtain and often involve long journeys. Serraniagua is committed to producing organic preparations for the small farmers in the region and continuously organises agro-ecological workshops on organic farming and improving soil fertility. Together with Serraniagua, biofabricas have been created on several fincas to produce organic preparations with effective microorganisms, minerals and earthworm compost.