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    Default Where to find Coffee bean market/farm to buy a few hundred pounds of beans?

    Where can one, in the Puerto Plata area, or any area in the DR for that matter,, find a market/farm where one can buy fresh green coffee beans in bulk, preferably at the fair trade price of $1.26 a pound? How much is the current price per pound in the DR for green coffee beans going for now in bulk purchases >200 pounds?
    I have heard that the Cibao, Ocoa, and Bahorulo regions of the mountains is where the best quality cofee grows in high altitudes. Will I have to go over there and get in touch with the farmers to avoid the middleman and get the cheapest price?
    Basically, where from Puerto Plata/Sosua/Cabarete can the source for these green coffee beans?
    Thanks all in advance.

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    You can start here, you need to register for FREE.
    You will not get a few hundred LBS of raw coffee beans through customs on either end without a broker.

    Dominican Coffee - El Tesoro del Caribe

    These are the Organic Growers, I found on this GREEN DR1 Blog!
    http://www.dr1.com/blogs/entry.php?u...ment&e_id=1091

    COFFEE:

    * ADOCAFES: [email protected] TEL 809-582-7391 FAX 809-241-8817

    * CODOCAFE: Untitled Page [email protected] TEL 809-533-1984 FAX 809-487-0168

    * Eko-Bio Dominicana: [email protected] TEL 809-574-2020 FAX 809-574-6722

    * Fenix Trading: Fenix Trading, C x A Dominican Republic_______________________________________________________________ [email protected] TEL 809-378-0392 FAX 809-378-0398

    * Nazario Rizek, C.porA.: Nazario Rizek [email protected]

    Ramirez & Co.: TEL 809-760-7040 FAX 809-247-2209

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    Please buy through a farmers organization or collective. This is the way that the farmers protect themselves against unfair trade practice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Please buy through a farmers organization or collective. This is the way that the farmers protect themselves against unfair trade practice.
    Sounds good to me. Hey, wouldn't it be a good idea to make a sticky with this kind of contact info? This would be a great way to give back to the community and given that DR1 is so reknowned as far as the DR goes, could really make a difference.

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    We have a lot of this information in environment Chip, but I am not unwilling to make a sticky here in living - if people have information to add freely here? The coffee producers/growers are not really on the well-trodden tourist highway.

    I have a lot of information but will have to take a little time to put it together. In the meantime, anyone with coffee producer info .. just list it here! (Is that what you meant?)

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    I'd contact Monte Alto in Jarabacoa. They produce a line of organic coffee (excellent, BTW) in fairly small batches. Alida's cousin's family, the Ramirez's in Jarabacoa, owns it.

    Cafe Jarabacoa (not related to Monte Alto) is a coffee grower cooperative that also produces coffee for export.

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    Thanks for that list Tamborista...
    We all know how mind blowing Dominican coffee can be if correctly brewed so let's keep spilling out the coffee producer list!

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    I assume you understand you can not toss 50LBS of raw beans in a suitcase!

    Good luck, and keep us posted please.


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    FEDECARES - are in the south, but for the benefit of future searchers I'll include their details here- they have fair trade and organic certification.
    Federación de Caficultores de la Región Sur (FEDECARES)
    Calle 27 de Febrero, No. 84, Barrio Pueblo Nuevo, San Cristóbal - REPUBLICA DOMINICANA
    Tel: +809 528-7552 / Fax: +809 528-6719
    Email: fed.cafe[at]codetel.net.do
    FEDECARES - Who we are

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    We have a lot of this information in environment Chip, but I am not unwilling to make a sticky here in living - if people have information to add freely here? The coffee producers/growers are not really on the well-trodden tourist highway.

    I have a lot of information but will have to take a little time to put it together. In the meantime, anyone with coffee producer info .. just list it here! (Is that what you meant?)
    i second the vote, I am a BIG fan of organic products [especially coffee], would be great to get it in TRAILER LOADS from DR into NY!

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