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Pioneer & Heritage


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Pioneer & Heritage


Pioneer & Heritage

Don Mariano Ospina Rodriguez was one of Colombia's earliest and most profoundly influential coffee pioneers, with an outstanding entrepreneurial spirit, vision and tenacity. He began his quest in 1835, seeking the best lands for growing coffee within the lush mountains of the province of Antioquia. READ FULL HISTORY...

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First Coffee Plantation In Colombia


First Coffee Plantation In Colombia


FIRSt COFFEE PLANTATION IN COLOMBIA

He established his first coffee plantation on the volcanic slopes of Fredonia, where he pursued coffee growing with a scientific approach. As a result of Don Mariano's careful investigations, Colombia began producing some of the best coffees in the world.

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Coffee Federation


Coffee Federation


colombian Coffee Federation

The II National Congress of Coffee Growers convened in June of 1927, in the city of Medellín, Antioquia, and 29 delegates (portrayed above) represented the different coffee growing areas of the country. This Congress established the FEDERACION NACIONAL DE CAFETEROS DE COLOMBIA or COLOMBIAN NATIONAL FEDERATION OF COFFEE GROWERS. The Founder of the Colombian Coffee Federation, Don Mariano Ospina Pérez is seated in the front row, fifth person from left to right.

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Five Generations


Five Generations


FIVE GENERATIONS

Mariano Ospina Hernandez, the eldest of the Ospinas' fourth generation, has also been very involved in Colombia's politics and the coffee industry. He holds master degrees in Business Administration (MIT), City Planning (Harvard) and Biology (Universidad Nacional de Bogota). In 1970, he was elected Senator and served for twelve years.In 1979 he was appointed as Colombian Ambassador to West Germany, where he actively promoted Colombian coffee commerce and trade, and the conservation of South America's natural resources. READ FULL HISTORY...

 

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Current Generations & Founder


Current Generations & Founder


Current Generation

 MARIANO OSPINA, V.

Mariano Ospina, V., president and CEO of Ospina Coffee Company, left Colombia for the United States in 1980. Like his grandfather Mariano Ospina Perez and father, Mariano Ospina Hernandez, he initially arrived to pursue a university graduate degree in Business Administration. As he completed his formal education, simultaneously he began branding and promoting the "coffee product" of the family.