OROBÍ CAFÉ, world’s richest coffee, comes from Colombian Coffee-Growers Axis, which consists of the following departments Caldas, Quindio, and Risaralda.
This region was declared recently Heritage Coffee Landscape of the Humanity by the UNESCO.
Our specialty coffee is Fair-Trade, shade-grown in fertile soil on small farms located on the mountain slopes of Risaralda, a state in the heart of the Main Colombian Coffee Growing Region. It is 5,400 feet above sea level. Each harvest is called micro lots. Micro lots is the unique, exceptional and exclusive coffee, because of its organoleptic characteristics.
This area is called the Quimbaya Region too, in honor of the Quimbaya civilization who inhabited this area around the valley of the Cauca River. This civilization was known for spectacular gold work These particular elements have build a reputation of Colombian Coffee as the Richest Coffee in the world
OROBÍ CAFÉ is owned and operated by husband and wife team, Diego and Eva Piedrahita. They were born and raised in the heart of the Colombian Coffee-Growers Axis. Both worked as coffee roasters as young adults. They now own a large specialty coffee plantation in Pereira, Colombia but make their home in Statesville, North Carolina.
Mr. Piedrahita has a background in education in Colombia as well as a wealth of applicable industry experience. Mr. Piedrahita heads up the Research and Development initiatives at OROBí CAFÉ . He has conducted extensive research on the history of the Colombian coffee culture as well as the research on the modern coffee industry in Colombia. Eva received her Bachelor Degree from Mercy College in New York and she has worked managed several coffee shops in New York.
Through a combination of a solid business model, strong educational credentials, and proprietary coffee roasting techniques, Diego and Eva will be able to turn OROBí CAFÉ from a start-up business to a significant market player in the high-end coffee market in North, South Carolina and surrounding areas.
OROBÍ CAFÉ has identified six fundamental strategies that will be instrumental to its success:
Create a top-notch customer-service oriented organization that aspires to exceed customer expectations.
Establish a working greenhouse, growing hundreds of Colombian Arabica coffee trees as well as interactive museum of Colombian coffee culture, where the entire process of coffee production, from planting to tasting, can be experienced.
Foster solid networked partnership with Colombian coffee farmers based on 360-degree communication, transparency, and respect.
Use that network to gain greater leverage in the international trade markets.
Support our partners in their efforts to advance sustainable rural development by offering better trading conditions to Colombian coffee bean farmers while focusing on environmentally friendly farming practices.
Develop the richest most flavorful aromatic coffee available on the market. Establish Giving Back to Birds, a birdhouse installation project in partnership with The Environment Department of North Carolina and driven by the group Sentinels of the Environment of the OROBí CAFÉ . We will establish a sister program in Colombia under the name Amividaci, in spanish (Amigos de la Vida y la Ciencia) Ensure fiscal success by implementing strict financial controls using international accounting practices.
OROBÍ CAFÉ, world’s softest richest coffee, comes from the main Colombian coffee growing region, which consists of the following departments Caldas, Quindio, and Risaralda. This area located in the west of Colombia is a World Heritage Site. Is called the Quimbaya Region too, in honor of the Quimbaya civilization who inhabited this area around the valley of the Cauca River. This civilization was known for spectacular gold work characterized by technical accuracy and detailed designs.
From the Quimbaya Region comes the most emblematic piece of this culture: the Poporo Quimbaya (currently exhibited in the Gold Museum in Bogotá, Colombia). Poporo is a device used by indigenous Quimbaya’s for storage of small amounts of quicklime. It is made up of two pieces: the receptacle, and the lid which includes a pin that is used to carry the quicklime into the mouth while chewing coca leaves. Since the chewing of coca is sacred for the Quimbaya’s, the Poporos are also attributed with mystical powers and social status.
We derived the logo of our coffee from the spectacular Poporo made of 24 carat gold, resembling a steaming pre-columbian cup of coffee, whose aroma comes from beans of the best coffee in the world.
One of the most outstanding chieftains of the Quimbaya’s civilization was the Orobí chieftain. Characterized by his work in the group, love for nature and by the quality of gold manufactured parts, ‘As good as gold’. From this chieftain we derive the name of our OROBÍ CAFÉ , world’s richest coffee.