Liquid Toffee is a product of a partnership between our partners at Osito Coffee and Mártir Coffee. Producers in this group are spread across La Plata and even into the vereda of Itaibe, Cauca. The blessed priest, Pedro María Ramírez Ramos or the “Mártir de Armero,” was killed by a mob during La Violencia on April 10th, 1948 in Armero, Tolima. His martyrdom and memory are forever immortalized by our partners, Mártir Coffee, of La Plata, Huila, the birthplace of the venerated priest.
The producers in this group are all working using organic methods (or in transition to organic methods). The 20 producers of Mártir show some of the most dedicated motivation that we’ve seen, which comes largely from the passion and skill demonstrated by their leader, Didier Javier Pajoy. The team at Osito has known Didier for a number of years and now he helps them manage quality among this small group by helping them with the production of organic fertilizers and post-harvesting processing.
Unlike some associations, payments are made directly to the producers and not through a legal entity by which they’re represented. This allows for maximum transparency to ensure that producers are paid what they deserve. Any additional support provided by Didier is done free of commission, out of his interest, and for the well-being of the whole group.