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PERU San Ignacio
PERU San Ignacio
PERU San Ignacio
PERU San Ignacio

PERU San Ignacio

Regular price $13.50 Unit price  per 

About this Coffee 

(Sourced from ORGANIC FARM)

This cooperative of smallholder coffee farmers is located in San Ignacio, within the department of Cajamarca. APROCASSI exclusively commercializes coffee on behalf of more than 400 associated farmers, giving residents an alternative to employment in the mining industry. Founded in 2000 the cooperative’s main task is to increase the wellbeing of its members by selling their coffee in the national and export markets at fair prices. The Fair Trade premiums have been reinvested into APROCASSI’s member farmers in the following ways: Harvest and Post-Harvest training on soil rehabilitation, organic production, etc.; Equipment purchases & Environmental stewardship; Home improvements; Education programs covering topics such as nutrition and sanitation are provided to members & APROCASSI finances a school that provides members the opportunity to study finance and management.


History of Coffee in Peru
In 1897 the Belgian consul in Lima Peru wrote a report that “the coffee of Peru is delicious,” there was every reason to believe he was right. That same year, coffee exports had reached well over 20,000 bags, almost triple the 7,000 bags exported in 1894. But the turn of the century would prove to be a peak for that generation of Peruvian coffee exports. By 1913, exports had dropped back down to 9,000 bags. It would have been difficult to imagine on the eve of WWI that for most of the next 100 years Peru would be numbered among the top 10 coffee producing countries in the world, and even rise to the number 5 spot a few times. Looking back, it's not only easy to understand why, but easy to imagine increasing success in producing specialty coffee as a leading supplier of organic coffee.

PERU San Ignacio
PERU San Ignacio