Organic Apex Huabal Honey Peru MicrolotHigher Grounds Trading
Cherry * Honey * Tropical
Cooperative: Huabal, Cenfrocafe
Acidity: delicate, floral
Body: structured, elegant
Elevation: 1700-2000 meters
Best brewing: filter
Recommended ratio: 16:1
Founded in 1999, CENFROCAFE serves more than 2,000 farmer members within the lush Cajamarca region. From technical assistance and quality control workshops for their farmers, to economic and leadership training for youth in rural communities, CENFROCAFE works not only to support the commercial endeavors of its members – but also to facilitate the development of their communities as a whole. The CENFROCAFE financial team provides short-term credit that help farmers cover upfront costs of harvest and materials for production.
CENFROCAFE is a leader in creating a cooperative alliance with like-minded associations in their region, providing technical and marketing services to thousands of small-scale farmers in Northern Peru. Without their strong organization, local farmers would be on their own to develop best practices for healthy fields and increased yields, or for the marketing and sales of their coffee. Results to date are impressive. On average, CENFROCAFE producers yield 20qq (100lb sacks of parchment) of organic coffee per hectare, and often show in the top finalists in national and international quality competitions. The improved revenue for CENFROCAFE farmers has been instrumental for their access to basic health, education, and other social services.
CENFROCAFE founding member and former president of the producer Board of Directors, Anselmo Huaman Moreto, explains: “A huge difference in our lives is that now our children can actually go to school, our coffee is being recognized in the market for the quality we produce, we are receiving a fair price for our efforts, and our members can be proud again to be farmers.”