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Traceability

In conjunction with Anacafé, APCA has defined the Antigua region encompassing a total of 18,092 acres of cultivated land. The process of defining and regulating   production within the Antigua region has taken APCA over five years to complete.

The objective is to achieve legal and international recognition for production from Antigua as the only region in which Genuine Antigua Coffee is grown.   Studies have been carried out to determine the precise GPS location of each coffee plantation, including soil analyses and climate information, as well as precipitation data that has been recorded for the past fifty years.

APCA’s main objective is to promote its membership’s coffee and protect the Genuine Antigua Coffee label.  To this end, APCA contracted the services in 2003 of the Swiss firm, Societé Generale de Surveillance (SGS), the world’s largest food inspection company.  The contract certifies that coffee grown in the region compiles with the requirements for altitude, climate and soil in order to be considered Genuine Antigua coffee.  The work carried out by SGS included certifying the production capacity of each farm in order to enable APCA to regulate the amount of coffee that is grown by its membership.


Labeling, a process that certifies the origin of our coffee
In order to ensure that the customer receives Genuine Antigua Coffee, the export bags are labeled.  The label includes a seal that certifies that the grower is a member of APCA.   The labeled bags are also shipped with a document identifying the specific farm, the exporter, the importer, the date of export and the quantity.

You can contact Antigua coffee growers through APCA Contact Us!