Locality- San Ignacio
Producer- Las Damas de la Cooperative Agraria Frontera San Ignacio (COOPFASI)
Altitude- 4921 – 5741’
Varietal- Typica, Mundonovo, Caturra & Catimor
Process- Washed, sun dried
Origin Certified- No pesticides, no herbicides, no synthetic fertilizers. Shade Grown.
$14.45 - 12 oz. bag
This is our go to coffee for dark roast lovers. It is super smooth and chocolaty. It is versatile enough for all brewing methods and it is great straight or with milk.
The Gato Negro is grown high up in the Andes Mountains along the northern most border of Peru. It is grown by a cooperative group of women farmers who work together as the Cooperativa Agraria Frontera San Ignacio (COOPFASI). Locally they are know as Las Damas de San Ignacio. They formed this shared equity cooperative 1969, very early in the history of coffee cooperatives. The tenets of gender equity and the empowerment of women have always been of particular importance to their mission.
In 2016 Las Damas designed a loan distribution program as a part of the cooperative. Their loan program supports members with land improvement, livestock husbandry, home renovation and the production of local crafts. They have also built a computer lab open to all members.