Peru Norte Fair Trade Organic (by the kg)
Code: GBSO-PNSpicy and slightly leathery aroma. The flavour in the cup is clean, bright and fruity, having sweet orange acidity and a slightly smokey or caramalised finish. The body is medium and you're left with a pleasant fruity aftertaste.
Varietal: Typica / Bourbon / Caturra
Altitude: 1200-1600 metres above sea level
Organic Certification: FLO, Naturland (IFOAM)
Cenfrocafe is one of the strongest, most capable cooperatives in Peru. The Cenfrocafe concept revolves around a transparency contract, which is the notion that everyone in the supply chain should be represented and the details of their involvement written down. This system identifies and accounts for every cent of the final cost, including and most importantly, the price paid directly to the producer. This concept is extremely rare and “Fair Trade Certified” does not make this guarantee, as it only insures a minimum price paid to the cooperative not to the farmers themselves.
Confrocafe was started in 1999 with a little over 200 members. Today Cenfrocafe has more than 2000 members, and as the cooperative has grown, it has provided its farmers with a lot of technical assistance and quality control training. They have excellent farmers and cuppers and their ability to select and build excellent lots of coffee is unsurpassed.
Cenfrocafe works not only to support the commercial endeavors of its members but also to facilitate the development of the community. They provide loans that help farmers cover the costs of the harvest and materials in the coffee production as well as the costs of sending their children to school.
This coffee was shipped to New Zealand in jute sacks lined with PVC Grainpro bags – an airtight storage system that preserves aroma and freshness for longer, while also allowing the coffee to breathe naturally.