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.
Nestled deep in the Andes, the new mill in Jardín, Colombia, has a centralised and more efficient process, bringing together around 200 farmers and saving them each up to four hours of processing a day. They also earn
more as the mills allow for more consistent processing and higher quality beans. The facility saves around 60 percent of the water that was previously used and prevents pollution. Win-win.
Plus, better milling techniques at the Community Mill means we preserve the exceptional taste and aroma profiles required for your Nespresso Grand Cru coffees. Win-win-win.
In the coming years, Nespresso will continue to make improvements to the Community Mill so it may benefit even more farmers. Best part? We are already starting to operate
a second one in Gigante Huila, supporting new communities with climate friendly solutions. Drink up!