Tucked away in the mountainous landscape of Peru, in the department of Chirinos, sits the coffee producing cooperative La Prosperidad.Almost 50 years old and with more than 700 members, La Prosperidad is a terrific example of a self-sufficient cooperative.
Its members strive for improvement and provide for themselves in many ways, from raising trout, livestock, and guinea pigs for consumption to maintaining the Pachakushi, an organic fertilizer created at the cooperative.
We strive to cultivate strong working relationships with our producers, including our friends at La Prosperidad de Chirinos.
For every pound of Peru Chirinos sold,¬†one dollar¬†will be¬†sent back to La Prosperidad to co-fund construction of covered drying patios for the cooperative.
These patios will allow small farmers further control over drying temperatures, shield coffees from the elements, and ultimately lead to significant improvements in coffee quality. We look forward to sharing (and tasting) the results of this project with you.
Colectivo's Peru Chirinos - Organic/Fair Trade coffee will be offered as a Seasonal special starting Monday, January 25, 2016.
This coffee is an example of South American coffee production at its best. Notes of lemon-lime, red grape, and molasses accompany the bouquet of floral aromatics, juicy body, and perfectly balanced dry white-wine acidity.Available through mid-April 2016 or while supplies last. Buy Peru Chirinos - Organic/Fair Trade coffee in Colectivo cafes or online at ColectivoCoffee.com.