Café Altura Italian Style is a robust, roasty coffee which glistens with oil from the extended roasting process. Our darkest offering, Italian Style is perfect for the drinker who desires rich, dark coffee with Café Altura’s smooth finish. Composed of a seasonal selection of Central and South American coffees.
Producer: Ek Balam Productores del Jaguar S.C. DE R. L. de C.V
Altitude: 950-1650 Meters
Process: Fully washed
Certification: Organic & Non-GMO
Ek-Balam - Ek-Balam Productores del Jaguar S.C. DE R. L. de C.V. (Ek-Balam) was formed in 2019 with 399 members. The vast majority of producers have indigenous roots and continue to speak a native language. Nearly one third of these growers are women who depend on income from coffee to support their families. They cultivate coffee on farms that average just a few acres in size, small enough for each producer to process their own coffee with their own micro-mill. Ek-Balam provides crucial support to small producers. In particular, the association has helped producers gain access to credit and certifications. Investments for basic infrastructure needs, like road improvements, establishing local warehouses, and operating a dry-mill facility are all coordinated through Ek-Balam, which ensures traceability and quality control throughout the post-harvest process. Their collective efforts have established higher prices and more producer income to support best agricultural practices and improve livelihoods.