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Peru El Palto - FTO

Peru El Palto - FTO

14.50

12 oz. Bag

Tasting Notes: Brown Sugar, Cherry Pie

Roast Profile: Light

Process: Washed

Certifications: Fair Trade, Organic

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ORIGIN: Yamón district, Utcubamba Province, Amazonas department, Peru

PRODUCER:   Ronal Carranza Montenegro, Juan Herrera Farm

ALTITUDE:     1550 MASL

VARIETALS:    Caturra, Typica, Catimor

PROCESS:    Washed

ADDITIONAL INFO:

This is an SHG EP grade Fair Trade and Organic certified coffee from Peru. This lot comes from the Asociacion de Productores Cafetaleros Juan Marco El Palto (JUMARP), also known as "El Palto." The cooperative is located in the Amazonian Andes in northern Peru. Founded in 2003 by 35 small farmers, the association now consists of 189 active members with a total area of 549 hectares in production. All members produce organic and Fair Trade Certified coffee. Women represent 40 of the organizations families, including continual representation on their Board of Directors. The Association's mission is to meet the demand of our buyers in specialty coffee allowing an increase in income for the farmer member and their family. This particular lot is grown by Ronal Carranza Montenegro on the Farm Juan Herrera.

In 2012, JUMARP “El Palto” launched an ambitious program for quality improvement among its members. They collected funds from the Fairtrade and Organic premiums, from government funding and contribution of the members themselves.

By 2021, the producer group plans to raise the general cup score to 85-86 across the board. To achieve this, they will:

  • Build drying houses at all member farms, starting where the need is highest at the lower altitudes

  • Build manual pulpers and fermentation tanks at each member’s farm

  • Plant higher quality varieties

One of the priorities of the association over the past two years has been increasing productivity. To achieve this, JUMARP invests half of the premium they receive in crop renovation and conversion to organic farming methods. The fund for education programs and the construction of schools receive another large chunk of the premium. The remaining part goes into the payment of the association’s permanent staff.

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