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Origin Information

Grower
Cooperativa Agraria Rodríguez de Mendoza (COOPARM)
Variety
Bourbon, Catimor, Catuai, Caturra, and Typica
Region
Rodríguez de Mendoza, Amazonas, Peru
Harvest
April - September
Altitude
1000 – 2000 masl
Soil
Volcanic loam
Process
Fully washed and dried in the sun
Certifications
Fair Trade, Organic

Background Details

This coffee is produced by members of Cooperativa Agraria Rodríguez de Mendoza (COOPARM), which is an association of approximately 650 small coffee producers from eleven districts within the Provincia de Rodríguez de Mendoza in the department of Amazonas, Peru. COOPARM was founded on October 27, 2007 to offer quality coffee while ensuring more income for its members. COOPARM provides comprehensive technical assistance to producers, from seed selection to coffee processing. COOPARM also has an integrated pest and disease management program aimed at teaching producers how to control coffee diseases such as coffee rust and coffee berry borer. COOPARM emphasizes practices that protect the environment, including a partnership with Fundacion Amazonia Viva that helps farmers earn income from the sale of Carbon Credit Offset when they plant native timber species. COOPARM, in collaboration with the local hospital, funds cervical and breast cancer screening for its members and the community.