|Altitude:||1,200-1,800 metres above sea level|
|Region:||Sierra Navada de Santa Maria and Serrania del Perijá|
|Certifications:||FLO, Contol Union Certifications|
ANEI (Asociacion de Productores Agroecologicos Indigenas y Campesinos de la Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta) is also a word in the language of the Arhuaco people, which roughly translated into English means ‘good’ or ‘positive’.
Its primary mission is to promote and support the cultural preservation of its indigenous peoples (Arhuaco, Wiwa and Kogui) for the recovery of the economic, social and cultural rights of its members.
ANEI was founded in 1995 as a coffee marketing association at the instigation of Aurora Maria Izquierdo, a Bogota trained Arhuaco agronomist who was able to see the potential value of coffee to her people. In the intervening 22 years, the organisation has developed into a cooperative of over 700 member families exporting around 60 full containers of coffee per annum.