Peru Espresso - Selva Alta
Peru Espresso - Selva Alta
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The Asociación de Productores Cafetaleros Juan Marco “El Palto” – in short, JUMARP – was founded by José Carranza Barboza in 2003, together with 35 other smallholder farmers. They created the association in a desire to develop a new model of growing and exporting coffee. In 2012, JUMARP “El Palto” launched an ambitious program for quality improvement among its members. They collected funds from the Fairtrade and Organic premiums, from government funding and contribution of the members themselves.
By 2021, the producer group plans to raise the general cup score to 85-86 across the board. To achieve this, they will:
build drying houses at all member farms, starting where the need is highest at the lower altitudes
build manual pulpers and fermentation tanks at each member’s farm
plant higher quality varieties
Coffee production in the Amazonian Andes of northern Peru, where JUMARP is active, started in the 1950s. Farming practices relied heavily on the use of agro-chemicals for a long time. After many decades, this group decided to change the old ways and start sustainable coffee production in harmony with the native forest. They also realized that united they would stand stronger in the commercialization of their coffee. This way, and by obtaining certification, they want to guarantee a steady income for their members and to improve the living standards of the community.
Its 188 members all produce organic and fair trade certified coffees. One of the priorities of the association over the past two years has been increasing productivity. To achieve this, JUMARP invest half of the premium they receive in crop renovation and conversion to organic farming methods. The fund for education programs and the construction of schools receive another large chunk of the premium. The remaining part goes into the payment of the association’s permanent staff.
The producers associated to JUMARP all farm small parts of land. Altogether, the 188 producers grow coffee on 549 hectares in the “Selva Alta” in northern Peru. This is a specific type of ecosystem found in Peru and Mexico, with dense and humid forests. JUMARP unites farmers in the El Palto area of the Yamón district, located in the Utcubamba province of the Amazonas region in northern Peru.
Farm: El Palto
Region: Selva Alta, Peruvian Amazonas
Elevation: 1300 - 1800
Varietal: Caturra / Typica / Catimor
To ensure you receive the freshest beans possible, we roast to order. Roasting usually takes place on Saturdays, therefore your order will be dispatched within a week.