Organic coffee subscription - Peru Cocovasa co-operative

Peru Cecovasa Wildlife Conservation Society

Organic certified coffee

Founded in 1970, La Central de Cooperativas Agrarias Cafetaleras de los Valles de Sandi (CECOVASA) saw five co-operatives coming together with the aim of exporting directly as a group rather than selling their coffee individually to mills and local traders. This enabled them to share the costs associated with processing and selling and therefore obtain better prices. They have now grown to be one of the larger small producer organizations in the country, producing multi-award winning coffee from 2005 onwards.

Peru organic certified coffee

Eight of the ten co-ops are located in Puno region and two in Cuzco region, with most farms located on the eastern slopes of the Andes. Aymara farms are mainly located in the Tambopata Valley and Quechua farms in the Inambari Valley. A third of coffee production is in the buffer zone of Bahuaja Sonene National Park.

Each farm is around 2 hecatres of coffee, and the group cover altitudes from 800masl all the way up to 200masl.

This coffee is attached to the Puno Coffee and Conservation Project. Within the purchase of this coffee from Cecovasa and the importer, DRWakefield paid a premium on top of any Fairtrade Premiums, which goes towards improving conservation and coffee production in the Puno region. You can read more about the project here.

This is a lovely well balanced washed organic coffee from Peru with notes of maple, chocolate and sweet lemon.