CENFROCAFE is one of the top exporters in Peru and is located in the Amazonian Andes in northern Peru They have placed in the top places in national competitions having a big potential for microlots and excellent delivery and consistent full containers.
Founded in 2003 by 35 small farmers. The association now consists of 189 members with a total area of 549 hectares. All members are Fair Trade and Organic Certified. Women represent 40% of the organization.
CENFROCAFE is one of the strongest cooperatives in Peru, both in terms of volume and quality. They have programs in place to increase production through organic fertilization also keeping plants healthy which is extremely helpful during coffee leaf rust outbreaks. CENFROCAFE produces about 120,000 quintales (1 quintal = 100 lbs) of coffee per year being one of the leading cooperatives in the country in volume. The average production per hectare is about 22 quintales which is high for organic production around the world. CENFRO recommends its producers to fertilize with Guano de Isla, phosphore ore, and Ulexite to achieve these yields.
Cajamarca is grown in the Northern part of the country by small family lot holders. Special care is taken to reuse organic materials from the coffee processing to fertilize the farm.