Peru Nely Salazar Vasquez

Peru Nely Salazar Vasquez

Regular price $19.50

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Notes: Red Apple, Nougat & Cocoa Nib

Origin: La Convencion, Cusco, Peru
Cooperative: Maranura
Importer: Red Fox Coffee Merchants
Processing: Fully Washed
Altitude: 1900 masl
Harvest: Fall 2021
Varieties: Bourbon, Typica & Gesha

Founded in the La Convencion region of Cusco in Southern Peru, the 200+ producers that make up the Maranura cooperative span the districts of Maranura, Vilcabamba, Choquemayo, Echarati, and Santa Teresa and produce Bourbon, Typica, and Geisha at around 1600-2000 meters.

Typically small scale farmers that participate in cooperatives benefit greatly from support in the form of financing, training, processing and buyer networking. Maranura is no different and has a technical department that trains partners in best practices for environmental preservation. Most of the member farms are certified organic and the rest are in transition; all are certified Fair Trade. They compost their own organic fertilizers out of plant remains from their own farms, trying to give back to the earth as much as they’re extracting. All members are also part of a reforestation plan as well as trained in managing solid waste and wildlife conservation. Maranura houses a women’s committee that produces organic vegetables for communal food security and also delivers training on a variety of relevant subjects for growth and diversification. They have an industrial plant for local sale of roasted ground coffee to the community.