07 Feb '17, 3pm

Peru: Using teamwork to build a better future for coffee producers.

Cooperatives play an integral role in the supply chain throughout the world, drying and exporting coffees from small farm holders to the rest of the world. Located in northern Peru, the Chirinos Cooperative unites 450 producers, and helps introduce these producers to the specialty coffee community. Along with processing, drying and exporting coffee, the Cooperative also provides agricultural tools for farmers designed to help producers grow better coffee year after year - the most innovative of these tools is their Gaicashi Fertilization Method. Gaicashi involves the drying and mixing of organic material to create a powerful, natural compost that naturally controls disease and pests without the use of pesticides and herbicides. But the true teamwork is just beginning, as the Cooperative uses this fertilizer with a focus on lower-scoring coffees on a yearly basis. By focusi...

Full article: https://www.gimmecoffee.com/news/peru-using-teamwork-buil...

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