Anei Organization

We are an organization of Native Agroecological Producers and Farmers from the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and the Serranía del Perijá. ANEI was founded in 1995 by Aurora Izquierdo, the first Arhuaca native woman from the community of Yewrwa, who decides to study in Bogotá, Colombia’s capital, with the objective of organizing the economy of our native and farmer communities. She’s a leader who used coffee as a weapon to promote the cultural presence of the communities of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and Serranía del Perijá, by the implementation of eco-sustainable programs and projects that strengthen the organizational processes which reclaim social, economic and cultural rights from the members and promote the food security of the communities, contributing to the world with healthy products (especially organic coffee of high-quality) that help taking care of nature and the human being. The production and commercialization of ANEI’s Organic Coffee is within a context of harmony and respect for mother earth.


To be recognized for the high quality standards in the production and commercialization of organic and ethnic products by 2020; being leaders in the special coffee’s export from the region, in favor of the native and farmer’s villages’ recognition and autonomy, improving their future quality of life and well-being by the sustainable use of resources, under the principles of social equity and preservation of the environment.