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The Coffee Quest manages a network of regional stations where we purchase coffee straight from mostly small farmers paying a good price based on quality.
The Coffee Quest will cup all our coffees at least three times before exporting. With quality labs all over the country, we supply all ranges of quality- from premium commodity to high-scoring lots.
To supply a consistent export product with a high quality standard we operate a specialty coffee dry mill in Rionegro (just outside Medellin) and building our own network of regional wet mills.
The Coffee Quest Colombia operates three regional stations in Huila & Antioquia, where we collaborate with dedicated growers.
We cup smallholder lots on a daily basis and build lasting relationships with producers through workshops, training, social and environmental projects thus guaranteeing a good supply of quality coffee for many years to come.
Purchase your coffee from The Coffee Quest Europe or consolidate your direct trade bags to our warehouse in the Netherlands.
Purchase your coffee from The Coffee Quest US or consolidate your direct trade bags to our warehouse in New Jersey Continental.
Colombia has special place in our heart, because that is where The Coffee Quest started. Original founder Ronald de Hommel moved here in 2011, initially to work as a photojournalist, but soon fell in love with the Colombian landscapes and the specialty coffee culture. Over the next years he developed a full sourcing network and grow European distribution from The Netherlands. In collaboration with Stephen we have extended our reach to the United States East-Coast, offering a steady supply of Antioquia, Huila & Narino.
The Coffee Quest Colombia is a team of ten dedicated people, working on increasing the quality from post-harvest to ready export product. To solve the last bottlenecks our supply chain, we opened the Medellin Mill in 2018. The first purely specialty coffee focused Micro Dry Mill in the department of Antioquia. In our facility in Medellin we are able to collect, check quality, mill, clean and package our coffees according to the highest standards possible. This include avoiding dust, noise and heavy lifting to improve working conditions. In Colombia we have year-round access to coffee by making smart use of the harvest seasons in each region. We work closely together with our producing partners, small to medium size farms ranging from 0,5 to 7 Hectares. On a daily basis we discuss production methods, fertilization, harvesting and post-harvest processing. As part of the operation we trained new cuppers and developed two buying stations together with local partners in Antioquia and Huila. These station allows us to provide quick payment and pay a price in relation to quality. Adding cup quality into the buying decision is new for smallholders in located near the buying stations.
Did you know that Colombian smallholders process on their own farm? All coffee is dried and washed high up in the mountains.