Koffietapp was established in 2016 based out of Bogota, Colombia. We work with growers in regions producing some of the best coffee in the world, such as Cundinamarca, Nariño, Huila, Caldas, Tolima and Sierra Nevada. Many of these regions have been severely affected by the armed conflict, leaving the farmers living there vulnerable to displacement and economic exploitation. Our work supports these resilient and passionate individuals who care deeply about their farms and the quality of coffee they produce. Currently, we have exported coffee from smallholder farmers to United States, Canada, Russia, South Korea, Arabia Saudi and China.
Koffietapp empowers and engages with smallholder coffee growers located in different regions in Colombia by offering them an online platform to directly sell their coffee. We work with some of the most vulnerable populations as the average grower is 56 years old, has a low education level, earns less than the local minimum wage (US$ 2.070 a year), and cultivates fewer than five acres (2 hectares). 70% of our growers are victims of Colombia’s armed conflict.
Koffietapp allows coffee growers to actively engage in the evolving digital economy because the platform and business model developed allows them to publish information about their coffees and stories, connect with consumers directly, sell their coffee, receive purchase and picking orders and receive payment safely in a timely manner. We are also working to integrate a learning platform to provide technical assistance with relevant content for young growers. Most importantly, by increasing farmers’ incomes, younger generations realize the potential for coffee growing as a means to achieving their dreams: better education for their children, better housing and better health care.
Our team of five brings diverse passions and skillsets to address the large challenge of empowering coffee growers:
The vision we have of the company in 5 years is: