Peru Coopafsi FT "Las Damas"
Gender Equal, Women's Co-op Estate.
This unique farm cared about gender equality and woman’s empowerment long before most third world coffee farms did and is run by a woman leadership co-op. (please read the feel-good back story behind this unique coffee below).
Peruvian coffee is best known for its mild flavor and excellent finish. We roast our Peru Coopafsi just a touch darker to a Viennese roast giving it a nice full flavor and a sweet finish. It is Fair Traded, Organic and Rainforest Certified.
About the Farm:
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.
* Please note that all our pre-ground coffees are ground for automatic drip. Should you desire a different grind, please email us along with your order.