Peru - Finca La Copia
Want to support women in coffee? Eulogia Carrillo Julca harvested and processed this micro-lot on her 7.5-acre farm located near the community of San Ignacio in the Cajamarca region. She has her own micro-mill where carefully harvests cherries are depulped, fermented, washed to remove the mucilage, and then gently dried on raised beds over a period of 21 days. While Eulogia has designed farm management and post-harvest solutions to fit her needs, she also has a strong alliance to bring her coffee to the international market and earn fair prices. With the help of Aroma del Valle, a cooperative where she is a member, she has been able to successfully produce micro-lots that are gaining international recognition.
Aroma del Valle is an organization established to assist small producers to access the specialty coffee market. With more than 50 years of experience cultivating coffee, Eulogia has become the cooperative’s model and inspiration for other producers who also want to sell coffee in the specialty coffee market. Eulogia and other members of Aroma del Valle are also currently focused on family gardens to cultivate food for their own households. Eulogia has incorporated fruit trees and other species of hardwood that serve as another source of income and as shade to protect the coffee.