The “El Palto” cooperative (Asociacion de Productores Cafetaleros Juan Marco El Palto) is located in the Amazonian Andes in northern Peru. Founded in 2003 by 35 small farmers, the association now consists of 189 active members with a total area of 549 hectares in production. All members produce organic and Fair Trade Certified coffee. Women represent 40 of the organization’s families, including continual representation on their Board of Directors. The Association’s mission is to meet the demand of our buyers in specialty coffee allowing an increase in income for the farmer member and their family.
This microlot is comprised of Typica, Pache, Caturra, and Bourbon varieties, is washed, and was harvested by Walter Bustamante Sanchez.