QUALITY
AT
THE SOURCE

At Oquendo, we take care of every last detail of our production process – from bean to brew.

How do we do it?

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Selecting and receiving green coffee

Quality control and laboratory

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Every time we recieve beans, we carry out different types of quality control:

Suppliers.

Organoleptic testing through tastings.

Physical, chemical and microbiological parameters.

Review certificates of origin.

Blend creation

Coffee blends with an “Oquendo” flavor

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Stored per origin.

Cleaning and detection of foreign matter.

Careful product transportation.

Roasting

Exhaustive control of roasting temperature and time to deliver optimum flavor

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Process control by our master roasters.

Physical product checks.Colorimetric measurements.

Periodic analysis of acrylamide.

Objective: Obtain the optimum roast for different cup profiles.

Packaging

Protected atmosphere to conserve coffee qualities.Respectful and sustainable.

Repeat detection of foreign matter.

Careful bean transportation until packaging.

Organoleptic analysis: odor, color, flavor and appearance.

Filling control.

Use of different grind sizes to adapt the coffee to consumer tastes and preparation methods.

Exhaustive control of capsules, verifying performance in all types of coffee makers and models.

Continuous improvement by searching for packaging materials that guarantee optimum coffee preservation. Packages and capsules that are 100% environmentally friendly.

Production conditions

Investment and care for upholding quality in all our products

More than 7 million euros invested over the last few years.

Exhaustive cleaning plans.

Microbiological controls of the environment, hygiene and final product.

Verification of caffeine limits in decaf products.

Storage

Efficiency and care

Exclusive warehouse for finished products.

Rotation of FIFO/FEFO batches, continuously improving expiration date management.

Classification by location in order to control and accelerate delivery.

State-of-the-art processing machinery.

Quality awards

The most prestigious awards come with the strictest regulations. We passed with flying colors.
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IFS Food
(International Featured Standards)

Since February 1, 2011, we have maintained High Level certification. This regulation is widely recognized by global distribution chains.

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PGI COLOMBIA COFFEE

Since 2014, our 100% Colombia coffee has been certified by the Colombia Coffee Protected Geographical Indication, managed by the certification organization Cafecert.

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ORGANIC OPERATOR

Our ORGANIC manufacturing process is certified. This guarantees that, from the field to your cup, we follow sustainable and organic processes.

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FDA REGISTRATION
(Food and Drug Administration)

Food Facility Registration for the export of food products to the USA, recently renewed through December 2020 with registration number 14859228738.

Food Quality and Safety Policy

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