Peru Sumac Warmi Union Y Fe Cooperative
$17.55 – $71.07
This young cooperative, Union Y Fe, was founded in 2014 in the well-established growing region of San Ignacio, Cajamarca. The co-op farms hectares of certified coffee, in which 650 are cultivated under the shade of fruit and forest trees. It’s through this shade grown method, that Union Y Fe are able to preserve the natural environment in which they farm and comply with organic production standards.
Although the co-op is relatively new, Union Y Fe has a strong mission and vision for what they want to accomplish as an organization. As a group, they strive to generate a sustainable well-being for their members, their families, and the environment through coffee production. One of the key ways they accomplish this, is through the technical assistance they provide to their members. Expert agronomists train members with best practices of: pest control, soil analysis, fertilization certification compliance, harvesting, and post-harvest processing.
Union Y Fe has sought to distinguish themselves in the market, through it’s micro lot program. Currently, the cooperative exclusively offers a lot from its women growers called, “Sumac Warmi”, which translates in the local indigenous language to , “Beautiful Women”. This gives the 32 women members the opportunity to be recognized and rewarded for the incredible care they give their plants and their commitment to quality.
Once this coffee hits the palette a subtle taste of tangerine, sweet tropical fruits, vanilla bean, chocolate, nuts, and cream reveal themselves. Highly recommended to serve as espresso and a morning drip coffee.