This coffee was grown by Coopro Naranjo located in the West Valley region.
Coopro Naranjo describes itself as a socially and environmentally responsible enterprise. It is made up of around 2,000 members who each produce micro lots. 40% of members are women.
Co-op members receive training and support in agronomy and receive an advanced cash payment for their lots to provide financial security through the growing season.
The co-op has its own hydro power plant which generates clean energy for them to use in producing and processing the coffee, resulting in an energy saving of 60%.
All of their coffees are Rainforest Alliance Certified
Once coffee cherries are ripe they are delivered to the co-op’s receiving centres and dried on raised African beds. They are rested for the first day and then turned every 20 minutes for 18 days.