Peru COOPAFSI "Las Damas de San Ignacio" Fair Trade RFA Medium Roast
Peruvian Las Damsa de San Ignacio
Women Owned and processed coffee

Peru COOPAFSI "Las Damas de San Ignacio" Fair Trade RFA Medium Roast

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The women of COOPAFSI Las Damas de San Ignacio Peru COOPAFSI "Las Damas de San Ignacio" Fair Trade RFA (GP)
Country: Peru

Region: Namura

Farm: Timuza Coffee Cooperative

Elevation: 1500 to 1750 meters

Varietals: Catimor,Caturra,Mundo Novo,Typica

Milling Process: Fully Washed

Drying Process: Patio and solar dried machine

Body: medium and smooth

Acidity: Above average and Sweet

Cupping Notes: Notes of honey, milk chocolate and caramel.

Roasting Notes: I like to roast this coffee on the light side of a medium roast to preserve the wonderful flavor this coffee has to offer. 

COOPAFSI (Cooperative Agraria “Frontera San Ignacio” Ltda) was officially established in June 1969. Gender equality was an important factor when the land was purchased and divided among producers. This particular cooperative is unique because they empower and promote “women grown” coffee. These women contribute to the physical and sensory quality of the coffee. They are always managing new projects and developing new ways to improve the lives of their families. They focus their efforts on improving quality and delivering consistent coffee to different markets. In 2016, a committee of women was created by the cooperative and they are responsible for distributing loans which will enable producers to improve their own land while also taking part in new developments for their kitchens, crafts and livestock. They also created a computer lab which allows all members to stay up to date with modern technology.