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Pure Arabica Coffee Cusco Peru

Origin: Peru
Cooperative: COCLA

Village of the Incas 

"We fell 20 years."

In a cup of coffee – organic and aromatic – there is a whole story, as in all Alter Eco products.

The coffee fields are located between 1,050 and 1,850m in the rich volcanic soils situated at the foot of Machu Picchu in Peru. The coffee is grown according to organic farming principles. The scenery is peaceful and mythical, where coffee trees and many other crops co-exist on the mountainsides.

Before 1998, the train Cusco-Aguas Calientes continued until Quillabamba, a few hours after Selva. In 1998, El Nino created havoc, destroying the second portion of the track, which was never repaired. As a result, today this route is impassable. Only the touristic portion of the journey, the one that leads to Machu Picchu, has been retained.

Nevertheless, for COCLA there were no thoughts of giving up. The only way to look ahead with optimism was to roll up their sleeves and continue to offer a coffee of exceptional quality, using premium organic development and training, improved living conditions of the producers, and expand the share of their output sold to customers of fair trade to secure and increase their income.

Did you know?

Prime development and organic premium.
Small producers of the cooperative COCLA receive an organic premium. Per pound of coffee, Alter Eco pays $ 1.25; this includes a 10 cent premium to the cooperative to fund community projects; an additional 20 cents premium is added for the organic certification. When the world price exceeds this minimum standard, we adjust the price we pay and add the development premium and organic premium.