Available at Delta (BC) only
PRODUCER: Jose Luis Barboza
REGION: Utcubamba, Amazonas
PROCESS: Washed, 30h wet fermentation
DRYING: Raised bed for 25 days
ALTITUDE: 1200 – 2000 masl
CERTIFICATION: Fair trade organic, Organic
BAG SIZE: 69kg
CUPPING NOTES: Red fruits, chocolate, heavy bodied
Regional + Producer Information
José Luis Barboza is a member and the quality manager of Asociacion de Productores Cafetaleros Juan Marco El Palto (JUMARP), also known as "El Palto." The cooperative is located in the Amazonian Andes in northern Peru. Founded in 2003 by 35 small farmers, the association now consists of 189 active members with a total area of 549 hectares in production. All members produce organic and Fair Trade Certified coffee. Women represent 40 of the organizations families, including continual representation on their Board of Directors. The Association's mission is to meet the demand of our buyers in specialty coffee allowing an increase in income for the members and their families.
José's father was a founding member of the co-op in 2003 and he has been around the co-op and its membership ever since. After working for 6 years as a cupper in the quality department he is now the manager and as such, is the go-to member for quality control. His farm Finca El Cedro occupies 2.5ha of land at an altitude of 1,676masl and produces the varieties of Bourbon, Geisha, Pacamara & Pache.