Peru La Florida Cooperative: Fair Trade Organic Coffee

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Coffee is king in Peru. It's the leading agricultural export and ranks as the seventh most valuable general export commodity after precious metals, natural gas and oil. The USDA has labeled Peru as the number one exporter of organic coffee in the world. One of the Fair Trade Certified coffee cooperatives in Peru delivering this delicious coffee is the 50 year old CAC La Florida with members from 19 small communities.

Region
Growing Altitude
Arabica Variety
 Selva Central
1,100 - 1,800 meters
Caturra, Typica, Bourbon


HISTORY

A group of 50 small-scale coffee farmers from Peru’s Chanchamayo region came together in 1966 to form the Cooperativa Agraria Cafetalera La Florida (CAC La Florida) in order to bypass local intermediaries. Since 1966, the organization has grown to include 1,200 members at its peak.

Their education programs provide training for members, workshops on coffee production and management sessions for community youth. This includes access to new libraries, school gardens and uniforms.

CAC La Florida believes their children are the future of the cooperative and must therefore provide support in educating strong leaders capable of management roles. 

LOCAL IMPACT

  • Education
  • Infrastructure
  • Credit Restoration
  • Leadership Education
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Restoration
  • Empowerment of Women
  • Access to access to doctors, medicine and proper nutrition
  • Financial assistance in case of serious ailments or accidents

COMMITMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENT

Members believe it is vital to support the ecosystem as it is home to many different species of insects, birds and animals. 

CAC La Florida’s commitment to environmental protection has led the cooperative to educate farmers on how to protect the soil from erosion, retain moisture and restore its fertility. 

For over thirteen years, CAC La Florida has been committed to providing high quality, organic coffee to buyers and continues to strive for improvements in environmental protection, the quality of life of community members, and the quality of their product.

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EMPOWERING WOMEN

CAC La Florida’s Family Development Committee focuses on strengthening women’s participation in production activities.

Empowering women to fully voice their opinions within the cooperative is another step towards achieving economic and social sustainability within family units.

ACCESS TO MEDICAL

Fair Trade standards require that farming families have access to doctors, medicine and proper nutrition. CAC La Florida provides financial assistance to members and their families in case of serious accidents or ailments. The cooperative also assists with basic medical expenses.

THEIR COFFEE

 Aroma
Flavor
Body
Acidity
Floral
Sweet, Spicy, Floral
Full, Creamy
Medium, Pleasant

 FEATURED COFFEE

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