Peru Sol y Café
16 oz Bag
Notes: Strawberry jam, orange zest, brown sugar
Body: Balanced, medium 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 varied climate. Their goal is to grow organic specialty coffee of the highest quality.
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 1,057 member families in the region. Sol y Café received 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.
Watch a video about the cooperative here.