Cafe De Mujer
Amazonas is a region in northern Peru, bordered by Ecuador on the north and west. It has a primarily agrarian economy, focusing on crops like rice, coffee and cocoa. The landscape in the region is covered with steep river gorges, rainforests, and the Peruvian Andes. It is in the many valleys that we find most of the coffee production sector.
This coffee comes from 124 women producers of the Asociación de Productores Cafetaleros de la Cuenca del Rio Marañón (APROCCURMA) in Rodriguez de Mendoza, Amazonas. A significant number of women in the northern highlands of the Rodríguez de Mendoza province rely on coffee income to support their families. They use organic practices to manage just a few acres of land intercropped with shade trees, bananas, corn, and beans. After carefully harvesting and sorting cherries, depulping, fermenting, washing, and drying is all done at the farm with micro-mills.
The cooperative carries out activities that often go unnoticed but are crucial for producers who have small farms. Investments for basic infrastructure needs, like road improvements, establishing local warehouses, and preparing coffee for export are all coordinated through APROCCURMA, which ensures traceability and quality control throughout the post-harvest process. APROCCURMA also provides women producers with financing, training, and technical assistance to improve coffee quality. The cooperative strives to improve the quality of life for coffee producers and their families through internationally marketing producers’ coffee to gain improved premiums based on a reputation for quality and certification.
The resulting cup reminds us of tangerine, peach, and chocolate.
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