Peru Cecanor FemeninoPeru
About the coffee:
This washed coffee comes from a country now producing around 4 million bags of coffee a year, so Peru is a well-known player on the coffee scene. Over two thirds of coffee production comes from the north of the country giving us plenty of creamy toffee, fudge and caramel flavours, mild acidic citrus notes and subtle body. Peru is known as a great filler, blender and substitute when Honduras, or Mexico are unable to offer. Peru offers buyers an enormous variety of Fairtrade and Organic coffees too, having embraced both certifications in recent years to much success.
- Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra
- Organic Soil Association
About the growers:
The Café Femenino Foundation provides funding to support grant requests from women in coffee producing regions around the world. Most producers in Peru operated small holdings typically less than 3 hectares in size, and organise themselves in to well run well managed cooperatives. Café Femenino has strong footings in Peru, and has managed to highlight some exceptional coffees, and producing groups growing some exceptional coffees. It will not be long before Peru becomes a formidable force in the speciality world.
Exotic tropical fruit flavours of pineapple, lemon and lime acidity and pomegranate fruit juice
Empowering Women in Coffee:
During a recent trip to the CECANOR Co-operative in Northern Peru, HENRY CLIFFORD met VICTOR ROJAS DIAZ, the co-founder of Café Femenino, a project that empowers women all over the world. Each Casa Café Femenino is equipped to serve as a temporary shelter for battered or abused women and children, with future plans to serve as a community soup kitchen.