Origin: Cajamarca (Spectacle Bear)
Variety: Brbn, Typica, Imperial, Castilla
HISTORY: This COOP was founded on June 25, 1969 and at present has 330 partners and small-growers organized in 14 committees, with production zones located in the districts of San Ignacio, Namballe and San Jose de Lourdes in Cajamarca Region at North Eastern Peru. The topography of the province is basically made by the buttresses of the western and eastern mountain ranges of the Andes and the valleys that descend from these buttresses to the Amazon basin. The mascot, Spectacle Bear (Tremarctos ornatus) is an endangered animal that lives in the forest called “The Chaupe”, around which many growers have their organic farms. The coop members believe the bear protects and provides sources for their ecological balance.
VARIETALS: Bourbon, Typica, Imperial, and Castilla.