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

Cape Verdanon

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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.
 

Tamborista

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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=environment&e_id=1091

COFFEE:

* ADOCAFES: lahm@verizon.net.do TEL 809-582-7391 FAX 809-241-8817

* CODOCAFE: Untitled Page info@codocafe.gov.do TEL 809-533-1984 FAX 809-487-0168

* Eko-Bio Dominicana: ekobio@verizon.net.do TEL 809-574-2020 FAX 809-574-6722

* Fenix Trading: Fenix Trading, C x A Dominican Republic_______________________________________________________________ info@fenixtrading.com TEL 809-378-0392 FAX 809-378-0398

* Nazario Rizek, C.porA.: Nazario Rizek agromarket@nazariorizek.com

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

Chip

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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.
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.
 

Chris

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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?)
 

cobraboy

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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.
 

Cape Verdanon

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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!
 

Tamborista

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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.


tambo'
 

Chirimoya

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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.
Federaci?n de Caficultores de la Regi?n Sur (FEDECARES)
Calle 27 de Febrero, No. 84, Barrio Pueblo Nuevo, San Crist?bal - REPUBLICA DOMINICANA
Tel: +809 528-7552 / Fax: +809 528-6719
Email: fed.cafe[at]codetel.net.do
FEDECARES - Who we are
 

jalencastro

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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?)
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! :)