roasted and processed in Colombia


After oil, coffee is the most important trade product in the world. The former colonial product only grows in the so-called coffeebelt, the coffee belt, around the equator. With the process of colonisation, coffee crossed the Atlantic for the first time. It was imported there as an important export product to meet the demand of European coffee consumption. Coffee thus became an important economic base for many countries in Latin America from the 18th century onwards. 

Coffee is one of the most obvious examples of colonisation and illustrates the formation of the strong imbalance between the global South and the global North. Currently, the majority of all coffee beans are processed in the global North. The real added value of coffee comes from the processing and roasting of the coffee beans. 

If roasted and packaged in the country of origin, three times more value remains locally than with other coffees. More value added in the country of origin provides more jobs, education and opportunities. It is a trade model with a fair distribution of returns along the entire production chain. This concept is also known as Fair Chain. Fair Chain is a valuable approach to sustainable local community development and contributes to overcoming the colonial structures of North-South exploitation. In this way, we create more value for all and act at eye level with our partners in Colombia.  


CAFÉ COMAM is gently drum-roasted in a small roastery in Colombia. Together with coffee experts with more than 30 years of experience, we get the best out of our coffee beans. Really good roasting masters look for the perfect balance between the natural aromas and roasted flavours of each coffee. So CAFÉ COMAM is roasted slowly and gently to a maximum of 200°C until the fructose in the coffee bean caramelises and the diverse aromas of coffee develop. Outstanding flavour nuances of caramel, chocolate, nut and mango are the result. 

Roasted coffee beans hardly lose their aroma; only after several months does the coffee slowly begin to degrade. Good roasts taste consistent and excellent until the expiry date. For CAFÉ COMAM, packaging with a one-way aroma valve is used to preserve the coffee aroma at its best.


Very little time passes from the harvest of the coffee cherry to the roasting plant and on to us. Our coffee is roasted and packed shortly before the container ship sails, and it only takes 15 days to reach Europe. After the two harvest cycles, we receive a fresh shipment of roasted coffee beans from Colombia twice a year.
We do not mix our coffee beans with inferior cheaper coffee beans, as is the case with commercial coffees. Direct trade is not only direct, but above all it guarantees the best quality.