Fair Trade, Organic, fully washed, and sundried. This coffee is grown between 3,900 – 5,900 ft. in the Jaen, San Ignasio region. Founded by the priest Umberto Topia in 2005, the Aprocassi coop slowly grew until 2009 when, to avoid high priced financing, they started a financing arm called Aprocredi. The fund started by collecting an entire crop’s worth of Fair Trade social premium as well as 1 quintal (100lbs) of coffee as a donation from each member. With this money, the fund was created and has grown to boast over $2 million dollars in financing and aid for the coop members. Currently the money is being used for solar dryers for each producer, nurseries for new plants, pre-harvest financing, health services and education for children.
Region/Co-op: Jaen, San Ignasio – Aprocassi
Certifications: Fair Trade, Organic
Process: Fully washed, Sundried
Altitude: 1,180 – 1,800 meters (3,900 – 5,900ft)