Buencafé, an industrial plant of the NATIONAL COFFEE FUND

As part of the FNC’s value strategy, since 1973 Buencafé is one of the world’s leading suppliers of soluble coffee and the only one with a social orientation.

Buencafe
policy

At Buencafé Liofilizado de Colombia we create value for the Colombian coffee growers. In this sense, we are committed to our customers’ satisfaction, to social and environmental responsibility, to continuous improvement of our processes, and to preservation of our workers’ health through production and sale of safe, high-quality products. We comply with the applicable laws and regulations.

ADDING VALUE
TO YOUR BRAND

EXPERTISE

  • Prototyping
  • Product Development
  • Packaging Innovation
  • Technical Support
  • Quality Control Environmental Management
  • Logistic Support

REAL PARTNERSHIP

  • Profits are used to improve the quality of life of the coffee growers
  • Project development
  • Colombian Coffee heritage, a real story to support your brand

HIGH END
PORTAFOLIO

  • 100% Mild Washed Colombian Arabica
  • Freeze Concentration Process
  • Production Capacity
  • Production Flexibility

OUR PROCESS

Check how Buencafé turns raw material into Freeze Dried Soluble Coffee:

AWARDS
AND TESTIMONIALS

MANAGEMENT
SYSTEM

OUR
HISTORY

  1. Siglo XIX
    1815

    Our

    History

    Soluble coffee changed the way that we drink coffee. Since the 19th century until now, we have been looking to conserve the real aroma and flavor of coffee whilw adapting it to the busy way of modern life. This was achieved with freeze-drying. Today, Buencafé is the best option for soluble coffee offered in the form of freeze-dried, 100% Colombian coffee.

  2. Siglo XIX
    1835

    First

    Crops

    In the “Los Santanderes” eastern Colombian Departments* (*Official political division term), the first coffee crops are planted grown. The first year of production yields 60 kg of 100% Colombian grown coffee

  3. Siglo XX
    1901

    First soluble

    coffee

    Satori Kato, a japanese American Chemist invented the first soluble coffee and presented it the Pan-American Exposition of 1901, in Buffalo, New York

  4. XX
    1914

    Instant

    coffee

    First World War

    Instant coffee is packed in envelopes for the soldiers.

  5. Siglo XX
    1927

    The FNC

    is born

    The National Colombian Coffee Growers Federation is created and is responsible for coordinating the cooffee policy of the country. By contract with the Colombian national government, the Federation begins to regulate the coffee market and to collect

  6. XX
    1932

    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.

  7. XX
    1939

    1939 - 1945

    Consumption growth

    World War II

    Instant coffee consumption increases worldwide due to the high demand to have coffee available for soldiers serving in the war. The market increases from 10 million pounds a year before World War II to 257.

  8. Siglo XX
    1960

    Freeze dried coffe

    is born

    Freeze-dried coffee is created; the sophisticated technology dramatically improves flavor and aroma characteristics of soluble coffe.

  9. Siglo XX
    1973

    The Freeze-dry factory

    is established

    The Colombian freese-dry factory (today Buencafé*) was established in the municipality of Chinchiná, Caldas Department*. (*Official political division term)

  10. Siglo XX
    1982

    Winner

    Coffee

    Freeze-dried Colombian coffee from our factory receives the highest award at the Leipzing fair, the most prestigious in Germany. Approximatlely 150,000 pounds of freeze-dried coffee are axported every year

  11. Siglo XX
    1983

    First

    expansion

    The Colombian freeze-drying factory is expanded for the first time increasing the installed capacity of 1.800 to 4.000 tons annually.

  12. Siglo XX
    1997

    Second

    expansion

    Second factory expansion. New markets are born in Europe and Asia. The second factory expansion increases procuction from 4.000 to 7.500 annual tons.

  13. Siglo XXI
    2000

    Buendía makes

    it to England

    Buendía Coffee is sold for the first time in 225 major supermarkets in the United Kingdom.

  14. Siglo XXI
    2001

    Colombian

    Quality Award

    The freeze-drying factory (Today Buencafé) receives the Colombian Quality Award. Buendía coffee arrives in the United States and México. For the first time the product is commercialized in Colombia

  15. Siglo XXI
    2003

    Ibero-American

    Quality Award

    The freeze-drying factory (today Buencafé) receives the Ibero-American Quality , in Bolivia.

  16. Siglo XXI
    2008

    Third

    expansion

    The third factory expansion takes place, increasing the entire capacity from 7.500 tons to 11.500 tons annually. The factory changes its name to “Buencafé Liofilizado de Colombia”

  17. Siglo XXI
    2020

    Our

    future

    Buencafé is recognized as a world-class company that continues to offer the best coffee for our clients and ensures the well being of Colombian coffee growers.