Full City, or as we like to say “medium
San Ignacio, Cajamarca Near the Ecuador border
1,200 – 1,800 masl
Bourbon, Typica, Imperial, Castilla, Mundo Novo (Typica and Bourbon)
Thomas has been roasting northern Peru coffees since 2007, Peru was not considered one of the better coffees at the time. “As a roaster I always try to find roasting methods that help us match the taste of coffee to the aroma, Peru has always been special that way. Today the Peruvian coffees are some of my favorite”.
How it all Started
Started in 1968. Through its up’s and downs its motto is to maintain a sustainable growth and keep their member base.
The administration and production area is located in San Ignacio, Cajamarca. Peru. Northern border with Ecuador.
In 2008 they buy the Chiclayo processing plant from an American Bank who was 80% owner. COOPAFSI took the risk and a Peruvian bank facilitated the loan for the purchase. Since then COOPAFSI has made improvements to the plant, like the Satake bean sorters.
The Cooperative bought the Chiclayo plant in 2008. It now serves not only its members but other cooperatives. The plant is highly organized, with different areas for the logistics department, storage, sorting and QC.
In 2011 the Cooperative finalized the modernization of the equipment. The plant also offers producers dropping off their coffee with a place to stay, work and cook.
Chacra Project: Quality Processing
COOPAFSI is organized by 16 communities. The project seeks to award the producer with the highest score in each community
Global to connect each producer with a roaster. The roaster will cover the cost of the covered drying beds (around $350) In a month COOPAFSI will send a picture of the new infrastructure with receipts to each roaster.
Fertilizer Plant and renewal planting
Producers are located between 1,200 – 1,800 meters Varietals: Bourbon, Typica, Imperial, Castilla, Mundo Novo (Typica and Bourbon)
Average production area: 3 hectares
Average production in green: 40 bags
80 % of the coffee is sold to the cooperative in parchment (each producer has a fermentation tank & dries their own coffee)
The cooperative offers technical assistance to its members
Under market pricing for new plants and fertilizers. The fertilizer plant was accomplished with the help of Sustainable Harvest.