Buencafé, an industrial plant of the NATIONAL COFFEE FUND
As well as being a significant part of the FNC’s value strategy, Buencafé has been one of the world’s leading suppliers of soluble coffee since 1973. Delivering positive social impact has been an important part of our work for more than 40 years.
At Buencafé, we create value for Colombian coffee growers. As well as being totally committed to our customers’ satisfaction through the production of high quality, safe and authentic products, we are also dedicated to social and environmental responsibility, continuous process improvement, and our workers’ health and safety.
TO YOUR BRAND
- Product development
- Packaging innovation
- Technical support
- Quality control
- Environmental management
- Logistical support
- 100% of our profits go towards improving the quality of life of Colombian coffee growers
- Cutting-edge project and product development at origin
- Colombian coffee heritage – a real story to support your brand
A HIGH END
- 100% Colombian mild arabica
- Freeze-drying process
- High production capacity and flexibility
- State-of-the-art soluble coffee technology
- An uncompromising focus on environmental sustainability
Learn more about how Buencafé turns raw material into freeze-dried soluble coffee by watching this video.
- Siglo XIX1815
Soluble coffee changed the way that we drink coffee. As far back as the 19th century, people have sought to preserve the real aroma and flavor of coffee while adapting it for easy consumption. In the 1960s, this was achieved with the invention of freeze-drying. Today, Buencafé offers 100% Colombian freeze-dried coffee – the best soluble coffee on the market.
- Siglo XIX1835
In Santander, in north-central Colombia, the first coffee crops are planted. The first year of production yields about 60kg of 100% Colombian coffee.
- Siglo XX1901
Satori Kato, a Japanese-American chemist invents the first soluble coffee, and presents it at the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York.
During the First World War, instant coffee is packed in envelopes for US soldiers.
- Siglo XX1927
The National Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC) is created and is responsible for co-ordinating the country’s coffee policy. Through a contract with the Colombian government, the Federation begins regulating the national coffee market.
1932 - 1939
Large - scale
The two most important coffee companies in the world at the time create a large-scale development of the soluble coffee industry.
1939 - 1945
During the Second World War, instant coffee consumption increases worldwide thanks to a high demand for instant coffee from various armed forces. The market increases from 22 million kilograms a year before the war to more than 560 million kilograms.
- Siglo XX1960
Freeze dried coffe
The freeze-drying method is invented. This sophisticated new technology dramatically improves flavor and aroma of soluble coffee.
- Siglo XX1973
The Freeze-dry factory
The Colombian freeze-drying factory (today Buencafé) is established in the municipality of Chinchiná, Caldas.
- Siglo XX1982
Freeze-dried Colombian coffee from the factory (today Buencafé) receives the highest award at the Leipzig Fair in Germany, the most prestigious convention of its kind. At this point, approximately 150,000 pounds of freeze-dried coffee are exported every year.
- Siglo XX1983
The Colombian freeze-drying factory (today Buencafé) is expanded for the first time, increasing the annual capacity from 1,800 to 4,000 tons.
- Siglo XX1997
Second factory expansion. New markets open up in Europe and Asia. The second factory expansion increases production from 4,000 to 7,500 tons per annum.
- Siglo XXI2000
it to England
Buendía Coffee is sold for the first time in 225 major supermarkets across the United Kingdom.
- Siglo XXI2001
The freeze-drying factory (today Buencafé) receives the Colombian Quality Award. Buendía coffee arrives in the United States and Mexico. For the first time, the product is commercialized in Colombia.
- Siglo XXI2003
The freeze-drying factory (today Buencafé) receives the Ibero-American Quality Award in Bolivia.
- Siglo XXI2008
The third factory expansion takes place, increasing the factory’s capacity from 7,500 to 11,500 tons a year. The factory changes its name to “Buencafé Liofilizado de Colombia”
- Siglo XXI2020
Buencafé is recognized as a world-class company that continues to offer the best coffee for its clients and delivers a sustainable source of income for Colombian coffee growers.