The Asociación de Caficultores Ecológicos del Cauca (ACEC) has 500 members who live within Popayán, a municipality of Cauca. The region is named for the Cauca River that runs from South to North through the Andes before joining the Magdalena River and is home to at least 1,200 bird species.
ACEC offers training to its members to ensure that they are able to produce the best quality coffee possible while also reducing the environmental impact of coffee production. Each producing member of ACEC averages 1.5 hectares of land. Grown in mineral filled, clay soils this coffee is not only socially and environmentally responsible but also a delicious Fair Trade Organic addition to any coffee lineup.