The beauty of Peru can be seen in its changing and dramatic landscapes, from Machu Picchu to the Amazons; in its rich culture, its food and its coffee. Peru is known for being one of the major producers of organic coffee beans in the world.
Being half Peruvian and having spent some of his childhood there, Martin Mayorga has a soft spot for this wonderful country. We work directly with the Cooparm co-op in the southeast part of Amazons region, in Rodríguez de Mendoza.
In 2015 we partnered with the COOPARM Co-op and became their first ever direct U.S. roaster to purchase their coffee. COOPARM has made a very positive impact on their community through their commitment to organic practices and through social programs that place a strong focus on education and leadership. We are very proud of the work that is being done by small organic coffee farmers to unite through cooperatives in an effort to create meaningful opportunities for themselves and their communities.
The result of Cooparm’s careful and committed work is this delicious single origin coffee that we are excited to share with you.
This clean rich cup, has a light body with citrus undertones of orange, tangerines and notes of chocolate and almonds with a soft smooth finish.
Producer: COOPARM Cooperative
Number of members: 519
Elevation: 3,900-6,250 feet above sea level
Varietals: Catuaí, Caturra, Catimor
Harvest Season: March-December
Average Temperature: 67ºF
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The COOPARM cooperative was established in 1990 by a local priest, Father Antonio Rodríguez Arana, who was concerned about the low prices that coffee farmers received from intermediaries. He brought a group of producers together and formed a producers association. At the beginning, they exported their coffee through another co-op, located in Piura but in 1998, they took the big step of exporting directly. They worked as a producers association until 2008, when they became a cooperative.
Currently, COOPARM has 500 members, located throughout the Rodríguez de Mendoza province. COOPARM has been recognized both locally and internationally, for being the institution in that area that has had the greatest impact, in terms of economic and social development. They are committed to continuous growth and positively impacting their community. COOPARM has experienced sustainable growth in their exports and their positioning in international markets. They are committed to meeting the quality expectations of their clients, while at the same time implementing technical assistance programs with their members with the goal of increasing quality and productivity, thus improving their members’ livelihoods.