Notes of chocolate digestive, hazelnut and soft brown sugar.
The Cooperativa Agraria de Servicios Multiples El Milagro is made up of 177 smallholder organic coffee producers in northern Peru. This small but growing cooperative is mostly comprised of farms that are only 3 hectares in size. By directly selling their coffee to buyers, they are working towards improving the livelihoods of their farmers through achieving fairer prices.
Located in the Cajamarca region of Northern Peru, this region extends north to the Ecuadorian border. Described as a privileged climate, the area boasts a wooded mountainous landscape, with many natural resources. The town of San Jose de Lourdes is accessible only by cable car or raft, which makes it logistically difficult.
Despite the difficult location, they have an office and cupping lab, and have recently invested in enclosed drying structures. This has allowed members to improve their drying techniques and subsequently increase cup quality as well. Since 2015, the cooperative has also begun a micro-lot program.
Roast Profile: Medium dark
Region: Cajamarca, Peru
Processing: Water Process
Varietal: Bourbon, Typica, Caturra
Altitude: 1,200 - 1,600 masl