Peru - El Palto 250g
This variant is currently sold out
Varieties - Caturra, Typica, Catimor
Certifications - Organic
Altitude - 1300 - 1800 masl.
Processes - washed
Roast profile - Medium
Flavor profile - Fruity, medium body and elegant aftertaste
The Asociación de Productores Cafetaleros Juan Marco “El Palto” – in short, JUMARP – was founded by José Carranza Barboza in 2003, together with 35 other smallholder farmers. They created the association out of a desire to develop a new, producer-focused model for growing and exporting coffee.
Mujeres—Spanish for women—seeks to improve social and economic standing for women members. The cooperative noticed that women were typically only involved in the cooperative peripherally, especially when it came to decision making. To increase women’s participation, they identified barriers to women’s active participation and then began implementing steps to get women more involved. The Mujeres program helps women develop their knowledge and skills of leadership, self-esteem, decision making, entrepreneur management and teamwork. The participants also receive sensory training and learn to roast in order to help them sell their coffee at a local market.
In fact, the project has been so successful that we’ve been invited to purchase three exciting lots. The first is this lot, the Mujeres Organic Washed. This lot is a blend of many of the Mujeres participants’ farms.
The other two lots directly from female producers in Mujeres program. Very few women who farm coffee in Peru have the opportunity to sell micro-lots under their names. This is typically due to a number of compounding factors including (but not limited to): land ownership rights, gender inequality and an imbalance of power between farmers—especially female ones—and purchasers. With the help of JUMARP and their Mujeres program, Floremilda Baca Ramirez and Dolores Concepcion Visalot Arvalo have overcome the multiplicity of barriers making women’s names on micro-lots so rare and produced micro-lots that are sold under their own names.