In certain regions of Colombia, coffee drives deforestation and biodiversity loss because coffee’s booming global demand encourages agricultural practices that prioritize profit above all else.
On Abira’s farms, we constantly strive to promote sustainable practices within the industry by implementing a wide range of environment-friendly solutions while encouraging other producers to do the same.
Our coffee grows in South-West Antioquia, a region benefitting from high levels of humidity from the neighboring Colombian Pacific Coast. Air currents provide our soil with ideal moisture and organic matter where coffee plants naturally thrive. Additionally, the presence of coffee pests and diseases, such as the coffee Berry Borer, are considerably limited thanks to the high elevation of our plantations, between 1550 and 1950 meters above sea level (5000-6500 feet). This combination of ideal conditions permits a minimal use of fertilizers and pesticides, limiting our ecological impact and resulting in a cleaner agriculture.