Cup Profile: Cocoa and citrus in the aroma. Gobs of candied mandarin orange and smooth caramel dance to a juicy finish.
Farm: CENFROCAFE coop
Elevation: 1000 masl
Varietal: Bourbon, Caturra, Typica
Other: Fair Trade Organic
Founded in 1999 CENFROCAFE serves more than 2,000 farmer members in local associations spanning across 12 districts within the lush Cajamarca region. From technical assistance and quality control workshops for their farmers, to economic and leadership training for the young people in their rural communities, CENFROCAFE works not only to support the commercial endeavors of its members, but also to facilitate the development of their communities as a whole. The CENFROCAFE financial team provides short-term credit that help farmers cover the front-end costs of the harvest and materials in the coffee production.
Without this kind of strong organization, local farmers would have otherwise been left each to his or her own devices to develop best practices for healthy fields and increased production yields, or for the marketing and sales of their coffee. CENFROCAFE organic coffees often show in the top finalists in national and international quality competitions. The improved revenue for CENFROCAFE farmers has been instrumental for their access to basic health, education, and other social services.