side of building housing "La Florida" coop

This lot of Fair Trade Organic Peru LA FLORIDA is sourced from family-owned farms organized around Cooperativa Agraria Cafetalera La Florida, a cooperative established in 1966 in the province of Chanchamayo, Peru. La Florida has more than a thousand members who work together through the Occupational Learning Center for Sustainable Agriculture where farmers learn environmentally friendly farming and crop diversification techniques aimed at creating additional sources of income. La Florida also funds micro-financing for women who run household businesses, rural healthcare clinics, and infrastructure projects to maintain five roads, three potable water systems, and three schools.

Coffee came to Peru in the mid 1700's and was most likely introduced by Dutch immigrants. The Dutch brought the Typica variety which still dominates especially amongst the older farms and micro-farms. The first coffee plantings were in Chinchao, Huanuco in Selva Central and disseminated from there to the Northern (Cajamarca) and Southern (Cusco and Puno) regions of the country. Peru had its first coffee shop in 1771 in Lima and started exporting coffee in 1887.

person holding large full basket of red coffee cherries and picking more

Cupping Notes: "Dark chocolate, apple pie and molasses."

Roast Level: Full City