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Unión y Fe
San Ignacio, Cajamarca, Peru


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  • Valle del Condor
  • Sumac Warmi (sold out)

Valle del Condor

Union y Fe continually distinguishes itself in the market as a pioneering cooperative in Peru offering top-quality coffees and innovative micro-lots. The unique profile of Valle del Condor lied in the special, labor-intensive processing method involved. After ensuring that only the ripest cherries are selected, the cherries are depulped the same day they're harvested. Afterward, cherries are set in tanks to ferment for 50 hours. The cherries are then washed with clean water to remove mucilage and sun-dried in specially built drying modules. The coffee is carefully turned and moved up to 7 times a day to ensure uniform drying, and the entire drying process itself can take up to 30 days depending on weather conditions.

 

 

Location: San Ignacio, Cajamarca, Peru

Variety: Bourbon, Caturra, Typica

Process: Washed

Elevation: 1,700 - 2,050 masl

Certification: Fair Trade, Organic

Number of members: 319

Harvest Months: June - December

Shipping Months: July - December

Sumac Warmi

Union y Fe continually distinguishes itself in the market as a pioneering cooperative in Peru offering top-quality coffees and innovative micro-lots. Comprised exclusively of the highest quality coffee grown by the 50 of cooperative’s women producers, Sumac Warmi—which means "Beautiful Women" in the local indigenous language—is one such lot. Production of Sumac Warmi contributes to programs aimed at improving the quality of life for Union y Fe members.

Sumac Warmi is the pride of Union y Fe as one of its most distinguished microlots. Its remarkable cup profile showcases the full range of bright, ripe fruits: from crisp citrus, to tropical passionfruit and tamarind, to lush plum and tart white peach. Cocoa, honey and brown sugar round out this exceptional coffee.

 

 

Location: La Coipa, San Ignacio, Cajamarca, Peru

Varieties: Caturra, Pache, Bourbon, Tipica, Mundo Novo, Catimor

Process: Washed

Altitude: 1,200 - 2,050 masl

Certifications: Fair Trade and Organic

Number of members: 50

ABOUT THE PRODUCER

Innovative and forward-thinking producers.

A young cooperative, Union y Fe was founded in 2014 in the well-established growing region of San Ignacio, Cajamarca. The cooperative has 250 producers who farm a total of 873 hectares of certified coffee. 650 of these hectares are Fair Trade + Organic and cultivated under the shade of fruit and forest trees. It's through this shade-grown method that Union y Fe are able to preserve the natural environment and uphold organic production standards.

Although just a few years old, the members of Union y Fe have a clear vision of their goals as an organization, with environmental consciousness and producer wellbeing at the top of the list. Union y Fe provides expert agronomist training for its members in areas including agronomic best practices, pest control, soil analysis, fertilization, certification compliance, harvesting, and post-harvest processing. They also help members maintain food security by showing them how to raise small animals and maintain vegetable gardens.

ABOUT THE PRODUCER

Innovative and forward-thinking producers.

A young cooperative, Union y Fe was founded in 2014 in the well-established growing region of San Ignacio, Cajamarca. The cooperative has 250 producers who farm a total of 873 hectares of certified coffee. 650 of these hectares are Fair Trade + Organic and cultivated under the shade of fruit and forest trees. It's through this shade-grown method that Union y Fe are able to preserve the natural environment and uphold organic production standards.

Although just a few years old, the members of Union y Fe have a clear vision of their goals as an organization, with environmental consciousness and producer wellbeing at the top of the list. Union y Fe provides expert agronomist training for its members in areas including agronomic best practices, pest control, soil analysis, fertilization, certification compliance, harvesting, and post-harvest processing. They also help members maintain food security by showing them how to raise small animals and maintain vegetable gardens.


A rising leader in Peru.

Union y Fe is well on their way to becoming a leader in Peruvian coffee production. Their producers hand pick only the ripest cherries, followed by immediate de-pulping and fermentation for 15-30 hours. They are then dried individually by producers on covered raised beds for 10-18 days until the coffee reaches optimal moisture content. Each individual producer delivers their coffee to Union y Fe’s warehouse which has been carefully designed to preserve quality until the coffee can be transported to the regional dry mill and exported.


A focus on special microlots.

One of the ways Union y Fe has sought to distinguish itself in the market is through its micro-lot program. Committed to equal opportunities between men and women, since 2016 the Cooperative has been promoting the work of the members, with the purpose of marketing separately the coffee they produce, emphasizing the improvement of productivity and quality.


Unique flavors from it’s special enviromental resources.

Simalungun has many of the natural ingredients needed to produce high-quality coffee, including temperate climates, high altitude, and rich volcanic soils.


Experienced artisian workers run the Tiga Raja mill.

The carefully selected mill operators then process the coffee, using their vast knowledge of the quality expectations of specialty roasters and coffee consumers. Like most Sumatran coffee, the Tiga Raja Sumatra Simalungun Wet Hull lot is processed using the wet hull method.


A rising leader in Peru.

Union y Fe is well on their way to becoming a leader in Peruvian coffee production. Their producers hand pick only the ripest cherries, followed by immediate de-pulping and fermentation for 15-30 hours. They are then dried individually by producers on covered raised beds for 10-18 days until the coffee reaches optimal moisture content. Each individual producer delivers their coffee to Union y Fe’s warehouse which has been carefully designed to preserve quality until the coffee can be transported to the regional dry mill and exported.


A focus on special microlots.

One of the ways Union y Fe has sought to distinguish itself in the market is through its micro-lot program. Committed to equal opportunities between men and women, since 2016 the Cooperative has been promoting the work of the members, with the purpose of marketing separately the coffee they produce, emphasizing the improvement of productivity and quality.


Cajamarca, Peru

Cajamarca, Peru

Union y Fe continually distinguishes itself in the market as a pioneering cooperative in Peru offering top-quality coffees and innovative micro-lots.


Union y fe producers hand pick only the ripest cherries and immediately de-pulp and ferment them for 15-30 hours. They are then dried individually by producers on covered raised beds for 10-18 days, until the coffee reaches optimal moisture. It is then delivered by each producer to Union y Fe's carefully designed warehouse to preserve quality until export.

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Union y fe producers hand pick only the ripest cherries and immediately de-pulp and ferment them for 15-30 hours. They are then dried individually by producers on covered raised beds for 10-18 days, until the coffee reaches optimal moisture. It is then delivered by each producer to Union y Fe's carefully designed warehouse to preserve quality until export.