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CUP PROFILE: Floral and fruity aromas lead to a sweet shot with notes of cocoa, cherry, lime and buttery pie crust with bright acidity.

REGIONRodriguez de Mendoza, Amazonas
GROWER: 124 women members of Asociacion de Productores Cafetaleros de la Cuenca del Rio Maranon (APROCCURMA)
ELEVATION: 1,500-1,800 masl
PROCESS: Fully washed
OTHER NOTES: Fair Trade, Organic Farm, sustainable, traceable, single origin

Dose: 18-20 grams 
Beverage Weight: 30-33 grams
Time: 26-30 seconds
Days Rested: 5-7 
*Please note that adjustments to the above may need to be made to account for your equipment, climate, tamp pressure, basket size etc

For the past five years, APROCCURMA has been working directly with 124 women producers to establish coffee production from farms owned and managed by women. A significant number of women in the northern highlands of the Rodriguez de Mendoza province rely on coffee income to support their families. They use organic practices to manage just a few acres of land intercropped with shade trees, bananas, corn, and beans.

After carefully harvesting and sorting cherries, depulping, fermenting, washing, and drying is all done at the farm with micro-mills. The cooperative carries out activities that often go unnoticed but are crucial for producers who have small farms. Investments, establishing local warehouses, and preparing coffee for export are all coordinated through APROCCURMA, which ensures traceability and quality control throughout the post-harvest process. APROCCURMA also provides women producers with financing, training, and technical assistance to improve coffee quality. The cooperative strives to improve the quality of life for coffee producers and their families through internationally marketing producers’ coffee to gain improved premiums based on a reputation for quality and certification.

Origin photos: Royal Coffee

Type: Coffee

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