Peru - El Palto 250g Coffee Beans
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Varieties - Caturra, Typica,
Certifications - Organic, Fairtrade FLO
Altitude - 1200 - 1500 masl.
Processes - washed
Roast profile - Medium dark
Flavor profile - Fruity, medium body and short aftertaste
JUMARP - Asociación de Productores Cafetaleros Juan Marco El Palto
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 in a desire to develop a new model of growing and exporting coffee. Coffee production in the Amazonian Andes of northern Peru, where JUMARP is active, started in the 1950s. Farming practices relied heavily on the use of agrochemicals for a long time. After many decades, this group decided to change the old ways and start sustainable coffee production in harmony with the native forest. They also realized that united they would stand stronger in the commercialization of their coffee. This way, and by obtaining certification, they want to guarantee a steady income for their members and to improve the living standards of the community. Its 188 members all produce organic and fair trade certified coffees. One of the priorities of the association over the past two years has been increasing productivity. To achieve this, half of the premium JUMARP receives is invested in crop renovation and conversion to organic farming methods. Another large chunk of the premium is reinvested in education programs and the construction of schools.The producers associated to JUMARP all typically farm small parts of land. All together, the 188 producers grow coffee on 549 hectares in the “Selva Alta” in northern Peru. This is a specific type of ecosystem found in Peru and Mexico, with dense and humid forests. All coffee here is grown under a canopy of native forest. JUMARP unites farmers in the El Palto area of the Yamón district, located in the Utcubamba province of the Amazonas region in northern Peru.