Valle El Condor Organic Peru Coffee

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Available: 250g only. Flavour Notes: Orange, apricot, subtle citrus flavours.

Coffee Varietal(s): Caturra & Typica. Coffee Processing: Fully washed & dried on raised beds in a solar. Farm Altitude: 1,700+ metres above sea level. Farm Owner: 3 smallholder members of COOAUNFE.

This community lot was produced by three smallholder members of the UNEFECOOP. All three members come from the small village of El Cauito in the highlands surrounding Peru’s La Coipa District. The area is characterised by its high, steep slopes, with the village itself being situated at 1,700+ metres above sea level. Valle El Condor translates to ‘Valley of the Condor’, a reference to the sweeping views from the mountain tops here. The slopes are steep, but there are plateaus in many places, making the area ideal for livestock rearing.

Formed in 2014, the Cooperativa Agraria ”Union Y Fe” La Coipa (The Agrarian Cooperative ‘Union and Faith’ in La Coipa) came into being with the purpose of helping smallholder farmers from one of Peru’s most impoverished districts to find sustainable markets for their coffee and improve their livelihoods. The (rather long) name derives from a combination of words that founding members found significant and that communicated the strength and ideals at the heart of the cooperative.

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