Peru Fair Trade Organic French Roast
Cup Characteristics: Medium body, slightly sweet with mild acidity. Clean with well structured body. Ripe berry, grape, tropical flavors. Dark roasting imparts bittersweet flavors to all coffees and this Peru has enough brightness to be vibrant during that transition.
$13.99 per pound
Arrived June 2014.
Dark roasted version. The Cecanor (Central de Servicios Cafetaleros del Nor Oriente) cooperative was established in 1999 and is comprised of farmers from the Lambayeque region of Peru. Cecanor focuses on higher profit margins through direct trade to international markets. They are committed to quality production with strong emphasis on community development and environmental sustainability. An impressive 20% of Cecanor's members are women and of them is the representative for the cooperative on Peru's National Coffee Board.
Cecanor is an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for its members as well as striving to produce top quality coffee. For instance, half of the members are small producers located in areas of extreme poverty and Cecanor has used its resources toward capacity expansion and empowering members. Many of the members now have goals of furthering education of their children. In addition, women have been given the opportunity to participate and become leaders in community projects. This has given women a place of respect and stature in the family dynamic, something that others could certainly take a cue from. It's safe to say that Cecanor has seen oustanding benefits from Fair Trade and their coffee is proof of the succees.
Fair Trade USA and USDA Organic Certified.