APROCCURMA (Asociacion de Productores Cafetaleros de la Cuenca del Rio Marañon) was formed in 2012 with the goal of improving local producers’ quality of life. Every effort related to this coffee, from maintenance of equipment to harvest and processing, was performed by women.
On family-owned farms in the province of Rodriguez de Mendoza, in Peru's Amazonian region, each producer cultivates an average of 2.5 hectares, where coffee is intercropped with a variety of other crops. The women in the association own their land and farm according to certified Fair Trade and Organic practices. The members of the Association assert that being certified and part of the Association has improved their incomes and the environmental and ecological quality of their lands.
Lemon, Cream, Floral
After harvesting only mature cherries, cherries are pulped and then the coffee seeds are fermented for approximately 17 hours. After that, the seeds are washed in fermentation tanks. The coffee is then dried to 12% moisture content on raised beds or terrace patios over a period of 10 days
Rodríguez de Mendoza, Amazonia
From the Andean mountains to the Amazon basin jungle to the desert and Pacific coastline, coffee has been grown throughout Peru since the 1700's however the county's variable climate, lack of good transport and somewhat primitive agricultural economy have stymied Peru, currently the ninth-largest producer of coffee in the world but only the third-largest exporter in South America.
Rodríguez de Mendoza is a province located in the southeast part of the department of Amazonas in Peru. The province has enormous importance to the country because of the fertility of its soils, its benign climate and the big rivers that pass through its territory.
New in 2020
APROCCURMA is focusing on breeding trout and tilapia this year to help improve the general nutritional levels of children in the area.