Coffee is grown mainly in Chanchamayo province in Junin region in Peru.
Established in 1965 by 100 small-sale coffee farmer in Chanchamayo region, La Florida Cooperative has grown to over two thousand farmers. The revenue from their Fair Trade sales has brought education, infrastructure, credit, and environmental consciousness to this rural area. The coop has established The Occupational Learning Center for Sustainable Agriculture, which offers training in environmentally-friendly farming techniques, as well as providing healthcare services in rural areas, technical assistance in crop diversification to create additional income, maintenance of five roads, portable water systems, schools, a bridge, a health clinic, and they have purchased machinery and land to assist with coffee production. In 2005, La Florida won 6th place in Peru’s National Quality Competition.
Co-operative: La Florida Cooperative
Altitude: 1200-1400 meters
Certification: Fair Trade, Shade Grown and Organic
Varieties: Bourbon, Catimor, Typica, Caturra and Pache
Process: Fully washed
Drying: Sun dried
Harvest: June- August
Test profile: Sweet and clean with creamy milk chocolate notes
Important: This coffee is raw green coffee. Customer needs to roast before grinding and brewing.