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Peru Chirinos Lizana y Bermeo Fair Trade Organic
Peru Chirinos Lizana y Bermeo Fair Trade Organic

Peru Chirinos Lizana y Bermeo Fair Trade Organic

Papaya, Brown Sugar, Roasted Almond

$18.00
(12oz)
Peru Chirinos Lizana y Bermeo Fair Trade Organic

Peru Chirinos Lizana y Bermeo Fair Trade Organic $18.00

12oz
  • 12oz
  • 2lb
Whole Bean
  • Whole Bean
  • Coarse (French Press)
  • Regular (Drip/Pour Over)
  • Fine
  • Espresso

Origin

Producer: Silvia & Juan Lizana, and Salomon & Andres Bermeo, La Prosperidad de Chirinos

Chirinos, San Ignacio, Cajamarca

Roast Level

Light Med Lt Med Med Drk Dark
+ +

Tastes Like

Flavors of papaya, melon, brown sugar and roasted almond.

Citrusy, Nutty, Chocolatey

Altitude

5,400-6,025 feet

Variety

Bourbon, Caturra, Pache

Processing

Washed

The Story

For the last two years we have offered micro lots from Silvia and Juan Lizana, members of the coffee growers cooperative La Prosperidad de Chirinos. This daughter and father team takes an innovative approach to coffee, which lead them to focus on improving coffee quality in order to produce great tasting micro lots. Last year they took their entrepreneurial spirit one step further by starting to roast and brew their own coffee in a new cafe. We were happy to hear that they are able to add value to the coffee they produce, and provide their community with great tasting, locally grown and roasted coffee.

The result of this new endeavor means that they are now keeping some of their delicious coffee for themselves. Enter brothers Salomon and Andres Bermeo. In order to make a large enough lot, our friends at the Chirinos co-op suggested combining the small Lizana family lot with that of the great tasting coffees produced by the Bermeo brothers. Like Silvia, Salomon and Andres are in their 30s and represents the next generation of quality driven, innovative coffee farmers at Chirinos. All their farms are located near the village of Chirinos in the San Ignacio Province, which is within the Cajamarca growing region.

The cooperative was established in 1968 by a group of 36 farmers who aspired to produce high-quality coffee. The group formed at a time when the government supported formation of cooperatives with the goal of improving socio-economic conditions in Peru’s northwestern communities, which historically had been overlooked by the state. The co-op focuses its efforts on sustainable agriculture to improve coffee quality and secure better prices. In 2007, the cooperative established its own cupping lab to monitor cup quality. Last year Chirinos completed construction on a new dry mill and they continue to cultivate an experimental farm where different coffee varieties and drying methods are tested.

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