How a community effort in Jardín, Colombia, gives farmers more time to spend with their families and saves precious water.
For generations, coffee farmers in Colombia have processed their coffee individually. This process is sometimes artisanal, as well as time intensive. If done without all the right steps or equipment it can consume more water than needed; and if farmers are not careful, their wastewater can pollute rivers.
When you do it all yourself, it’s not always easy to keep things consistent, which means some farmers miss out on the premiums we pay for high-quality coffee produced.
To reduce the environmental impacts of coffee processing, while also improving the consistency of coffee quality, Nespresso and key partners built a new milling facility for one longstanding community of coffee farmers.