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Fique: Colombia’s Hidden Treasure

Posted Jan 24, 2022 in From the Field

Fique. You may not have heard of it, but this miraculous fiber is sustainable, improves livelihoods and offers options for farmers in illicit crop-growing areas, and offers a neutral bag for packaging coffee. We spoke with experts at Excala Packaging (who produce bags for nearly half of all coffee produced in Colombia) about the history, benefits and future of fique.

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