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The Organic Peru Cajamarca is available as a Medium Selection (Full City Roast) and a Dark Selection (French Roast).
Organic Peru Cajamarca – Medium Selection:
This coffee is intensely sweet. Rich and buttery smooth with pleasant sweet and spice notes. The acidity is clean, bright and forward, which defines the cup.
- Dry Aroma: brown sugar, citrus, green apple
- Wet Aroma: peach, brown sugar, butter
- Body: medium, smooth, buttery
- Acidity: bright, forward
- Aftertaste: sweet, chocolate, spice
Organic Peru Cajamarca – Dark Selection:
Strong, bold character. Rich flavor and rich mouth feel. Finishes with lingering spice notes and the snappy dryness of bittersweet chocolate.
- Dry Aroma: maple, caramel, cedar
- Wet Aroma: roasted bell pepper
- Body: medium
- Acidity: mild, tangy
- Aftertaste: roasty, oak, spice
CENFROCAFE spans the lush provinces of Jaen and San Ignacio in northern Peru. The cooperative was founded in 1999 with 220 small-scale coffee farmers in 11 community-based associations. Nearly 10 years after their founding, CENFROCAFE serves approximately 2,000 farmers in over 80 organizations located in 12 districts within the region of Cajamarca. They have an average yield for their organic production of about 15 quintal (100 lbs of parchment) per hectare and growing altitudes ranging from 1,300 to 2,000 meters.
From technical assistance and quality control workshops for their farmers, to economic and leadership training for the young people in their rural communities, CENFROCAFE works not only to support the commercial endeavors of its members, but also to facilitate the development of the community. They provide loans that help farmers cover the costs of the harvest and materials in the coffee product, as well as the costs of sending their children to school. CENFROCAFE provided important services to thousands of small-scale farmers (members and non-members alike) in northern Peru, who without a strong organization would have otherwise been abandoned without access to even the most basic health, education, or other social services.
CENFROCAFE founding member and former president of the producer Board of Directors, Anselmo Huaman Moreto, explains, “A huge difference in our lives is that now our children can actually go to school, our coffee is being recognized in the market for the quality we produce and our members can be proud again to be farmers.”
Stop by our Jefferson City shop and try it today! Come in on Friday and receive a small cup of the Organic Peru Cajamarca with the purchase of any beverage.