Our newest offering from Peru comes from a cooperative named "La Prosperidad de Chirinos," or "Chirinos" or short. Based in the high elevation San Ignacio Province at 1800 meters, Chirinos is named after the community it inhabits. The cooperative is one of - if not the - oldest continually operated coffee cooperatives in Peru, founded in 1968!
Fifty-three years of operation has made Chirinos an important part of the surrounding community, and the cooperative is dedicated to the well-being and prosperity of its 728 growers. In addition to providing Fair Trade and Organic certification, Chirinos encourages its members to diversify the use of their lands, which are typically 4-5 hectares in area. Farmer producers are given livestock such as sheep, guinea pigs, trout, and pigs, and trained how to raise them. Animal husbandry offers farmers a sustainable source of food and biodiversity on their land, as well as an opportunity to diversify their income. Offspring of the livestock are passed on to new producers joining the co-op, and the cycle continues.
We're roasting Chirinos to a light-medium level, hoping to showcase the gentle acidity of the high elevation terroir and revealing comforting notes of raisin, plum, brown sugar, and chocolate. If you enjoyed our last Peruvian selection, we highly recommend giving Peru Chirinos a taste!
Region: Cajamarca, San Ignacio Province
Producer: Various Small Farms
Varieties: Typica, Caturra, Pache, Bourbon, Catimor
Process: Fully Washed
Elevation: 1300-2000 meters above sea level
Certification: Fair Trade, Organically Grown