Origin Information

Grower
Cooperativa de Servicios Multiples Sol y Café Ltda (Sol y Café)
Variety
Typica, Caturra, Pache, Mondo Novo, Bourbon, Catuai, and Catimor
Region
Provinces of Jaén and San Ignacio in the department of Cajamarca, Peru
Harvest
April – September
Altitude
900 – 2,000 meters
Soil
Sandy loam
Process
Fully washed and dried in the sun
Certifications
Fair Trade, Organic

Background Details

PERU FTO SOL Y CAFE is sourced from Cooperativa de Servicios Multiples Sol y Café Ltda (Sol y Café). Sol y Café was established in March of 2008. The current membership of the Cooperative is more than a thousand coffee producers from the provinces of Jaén and San Ignacio in the department of Cajamarca, Peru. As a way to diversify their income, farmers associated with the cooperative are cultivating rice and cacao. Farmers periodically receive a manual of recommendations from the cooperative and technical assistants follow up on the implementation of the recommendations given to coffee producers.