Peru San Ignacio Dark Roast
With notes of stone fruits, chocolate and toasted nuts this is another delicious coffee from Peru.
Celebrating over twenty years, Cenfrocafe was founded in 1999 with 220 small-scale coffee farmers and currently serves more than 2,000 farmer members within the lush Cajamarca region. The co-op provides support to its members including: technical assistance and quality control workshops, marketing services, and economic and leadership training for the young people in their rural communities. 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.
The results to date are impressive, and the improved revenue for farmers has been instrumental for their access to basic healthcare, education, and other social services. Cenfrocafe founding member and former president of the producer Board of Directors, Anselmo Huaman Moreto, explains: “A huge difference in our lives is that now our children can actually go to school, our coffee is being recognized in the market for the quality we produce, we are receiving a fair price for our efforts, and our members can be proud again to be farmers.”
Co-operative: Cenfrocafe (approx. 2,000 smallholder farmers)
Region: San Ignacio, Jaen, Cajamarca
Elevation: 1,600 masl
Varieties: Bourbon, Typica, Caturra
This coffee is medium roasted to bring out the lovely sweetness and fruity flavour characteristics of the coffee bean.
Available in 200g, 450g and 1kg resealable bags made from recycled materials.