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Peru Sol y Café

16 oz Bag

Notes: Strawberry jam, orange zest, brown sugar
Body: Balanced crisp acidity with creamy, full body
Cooperative: Sol y Café
Region: Provinces of San Ignacio and Jaen, Cajamarca
Elevation: 5,250 to 6,900 feet
Varietals: Bourbon, Typica, Caturra, Catuai, Pacche, Mondonovo
Co-op Details: You would likely find our farmer partners at Sol y Café in the mountains pruning coffee trees to increase harvest, all the while battling Northern Peru’s unstable climate. The goal of course is to grow the highest quality organic specialty coffee.

Sol y Café has expanded from 27 to more than 60 farmer groups since it was founded in 2005. Its coffee trees are spread across more than 6,000 acres in a mountainous region of northeastern Peru not far from the city of Jaén.

The cherries produced support more than 1,000 member families in the region. Sol y Café recieved its organic certification in 2008 and its Fair Trade designation in 2011. Farmers must agree to sell at least 51% of their harvest through the cooperative to maintain their membership.

 

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