Timeline

2001 a 2006
Acknowledgment amongst members as an organised community: this was the most difficult and convoluted period, between 2001 and 2006. Farmer organisation processes had no precedent in the country and making joint decisions was very complex. This allowed for organisational cohesion that continues today.
2001 a 2006
2006
ASPROUNIÓN applied for a project with the EEC for 622,000 euros, developing a project aimed at training members in topics such as: human rights, governance, associability, gender, organic agriculture, high quality coffee production, production of minor species, public policy and environment. This strengthened the organisation in administration processes and in social and business decision-making.
2006
2009
In 2009, ASPROUNIÓN applied for a national cooperation project for 260,000,000 pesos. This project enabled to provide training to the different groups: coffee collection, physical analysis, sensorial analysis, good agricultural practices, good processing practices, threshing of special coffee, roasting of special coffee, logistics, coffee exports and international marketing.
2009
2010
In 2010, ASPROUNIÓN formalised before the Colombian authorities the roasted coffee brand La Jacoba with its Special Reserve Gold line. On the same year, we were granted an export licence for roasted coffee and exported our first roasted coffee shipment.
2010
17 de mayo de 2011
ASPROUNIÓN was the first organisation opting for certification and the first to obtain Fair Trade certification in the department of Nariño, on May 17, 2011 and it remains current. From that year on, we started to commercialise FLO coffee with Racafé & Cia SCA, increasing yearly.
17 de mayo de 2011
2011
In 2011, ASPROUNIÓN exported the first 500 kg of La Jacoba roasted coffee to Australia.
2011
2012
In 2012, the scope of the licence was extended to export green coffee beans under La Jacoba Coffee La Unión Nariño brand.
2012
2013
In 2013, ASPROUNIÓN established its office for direct distribution to roasters in Australia.
2013
2015
In 2015, its direct distribution was expanded to New Zealand.
2015
2015
In 2015, ASPROUNIÓN gained Nariño Coffee Denomination of Origin, Colombian Coffee Denomination of Origin and Protected Denomination of Origin.
2015
2015
On the same year, ASPROUNIÓN developed an expansion process in European markets with coffees roasted in origin in collaboration with Procolombia, FNC and Holland’s CBI.
2015
14 de septiembre de 2015
El 14 de septiembre de 2015 se comenzó a trabajar como LA JACOBA COFFEE- ASPROUNIÓN NEW ZELAND LIMITED.
14 de septiembre de 2015
2015 a 2016
ASPROUNIÓN signed agreements with various entities. In 2015 and 2016 we signed an agreement with Washington St Louis University and specifically with the Centre for Experiential Learning and Olin Business School, which has helped our mutual growth and the opening of special coffee markets for ASPROUNIÓN.
2015 a 2016
Desde 2017
From 2017, ASPROUNIÓN found an ally in Holland (Kinti Café) and commenced work developing strategies to generate impact for coffee growers. It commenced to offer La Jacoba coffee roasted in origin and Kinti Café roasted in Holland, hence supporting regional production processes.
Desde 2017
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