PERU | CAJAMARCA
ORIGIN | Peru
REGION | Cajamarca
NOTES | Bright, Lemon, Honeycrisp
ROAST | Light
GROWN BY | CENFROCAFE Co-Op
ELEVATION | >1350 masl
PROCESS | Washed
PERU CAJAMARCA CENFROCAFE is a Fair Trade and organic coffee that has bright, lemon notes upfront and a creamy body, building to a honeycrisp apple finish.
CENFROCAFE was founded in 1999 with 220 small-scale coffee farmers in eleven community-based associations. Nearly ﬁfteen years after their founding, CENFROCAFE, now based out of Jaen, serves more than 2,000 farmer members in local associations spanning across twelve 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.
CENFROCAFE is one of the leaders in creating a cooperative alliance with like-minded associations in the greater Cajamarca region to provide important technical and marketing services to thousands of small-scale farmers in Northern Peru. 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. Results to date are impressive. On average, CENFROCAFE producers yield 20qq (100lb sacks of parchment) of organic coffee per hectare, and 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.
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