Erica Vargas, young farmer and creator of the Rivera Café, is one of the largest motivators to undertake and drive the farming processes in the field. Her people, with their effort and dedication, are responsible of the coffee's incredible flavor and aroma. At this point the generational junction begins, where the strength, knowledge, culture and traditions of the experts are transmitted to the love and passion of the youngest. Today she represents the fourth generation of a large coffee family, with recognitions in the Cup of Excellence competition, representing Boyacá nationally, with a cup score of 86.75 points. Arkaika is a direct partner by promoting and providing the coffee of this young farmer and her family. We strongly encourage her to upgrade the processes of the coffee making industry, so that she can grow and improve to be up to the respective competition. Arkaika motivates Erica, her family and employees, recognizes their quality and effort by purchasing her coffee at price 50% higher than the average market.
Since the very beginning of our venture conceptualization, Arkaika has been working with Seneca College's innovation and entrepreneurship incubator HELIX. This partnership has provided Arkaika with plenty of resources required to build, design and improve every edge of our business through the application of innovative solutions. Starting with the INNOVATION strand in October of 2018, followed by the PITCH event, and later through joining mentoring sessions with Coach Alan Luk, HELIX has been part of every single step accomplished by Arkaika including: