FAPECAFES is an umbrella association of seven small-producer cooperatives centered in the southern Loja region of Ecuador, approximately 100 miles from the country's border with Peru. We were lucky enough to meet these amazing growers through Madison-based Working Capital for Community Needs (WCCN) in 2012. We are fortunate to be able to offer an impressive coffee from these excellent producers.
FAPECAFES farmers invest in planting fruit trees, such as banana, orange, lime, papaya and yucca, to provide shade for coffee plants. This not only allows them to grow food for consumption or market, but also provides a habitat for birds and other animals.
The farmers are also working toward phytosanitary conditions (measures to control plant diseases) on farms, on crop diversification projects, and prohibit the use of agrochemicals.
Fair Trade, Organic, Shade Grown
Country of Origin: Ecuador
Region: Province of Zamora-Chinchipe, Loja
Farmer Partner: FAPECAFES
Elevation: Up to 2,000 meters (6,562 ft.)
Varietal: Bourbon, Caturra, Pacas
Process: Fully washed
Roast Level: Medium
Cherry, Cola, Malt
This coffee is 100% fair trade and certified organic.