CUP PROFILE: Aromas of cacao nibs lead to a nutty cup of baked apple with a smooth caramel finish.
ROAST PROFILE: Medium
GROWER: Cooperativa de Servicios Multiples Sol y Cafe
ELEVATION: 900-2000 masl
PROCESS: Fully washed & dried in the sun
OTHER: Fair Trade Organic, Sustainable, Traceable
In Peru, the bulk of production comes from small farms owned and managed by indigenous people who follow organic farm management practices. Producers typically cultivate coffee on just a few acres of land intercropped with shade trees, bananas, corn, and beans. The local cooperatives focus on training producers in best organic practices and invest in basic infrastructure needs like road improvements and establishing local warehouses. The regional cooperatives focus on creating micro-credit for producers and investing in social programs on a larger and more impactful scale. Environmental training programs, healthcare initiatives, life insurance, and educational opportunities are just some of the ways these cooperatives strive to improve the quality of life for coffee producers and their families.
Cooperativa de Servicios Multiples Sol y Cafe Ltda (Sol y Cafe) is a regional cooperative that works directly with 58 local organizations and more than 1,000 producer-members in Cajamarca. Sol y Cafe provides producers with financing, training, and technical assistance to improve coffee quality. The cooperative has also established a centralized coffee nursery to support farm renovation initiatives. Sol y Cafe collaborates with Cooperativa Agricola de Servicios Multiples Norandino (Norandino), an umbrella cooperative that prepares coffee for export and ensures traceability and quality control throughout the post-harvest process.
Credit: origin photos by Royal Coffee
PROP 65 WARNING