Peru Cooperativa Agraria Cafetalera Pangoa
Located in the central Amazon region of Peru, this organic, high-altitude coffee is grown on verdant hillsides between 3,600 and 6,500 feet. About 600 small farmers make up this cooperative which is lead by a female general manager. Much of the premiums from the Fair Trade certification go into taking care of its members through health and education loans and into a Women's Development Committee which helps the female members, wives, and daughters. A mild and satisfying coffee, with notes of cocoa.
Ethopia Yirgacheffe Adami Gorbota Farmers Cooperative YCFCU
Originally established in the 1970s under a different name, the Adame Gorbota Cooperative reformed itself in 2009 after its previous incarnation fell into mismanagement and financial problems. Today under the YirgacheffeCoffee Farmers Cooperative Union (YCFCU) this high altitude coffee scored top ten at the 2012 Rainforest Alliance Cupping for Quality in New York City. This washed Yirgacheffe of indigenous heirloom cultivars is Fair Trade and Organic. Taste smooth, clean, bright, floral, nuts and citrus.