Rutas del Inca from Peru is a cooperative with 368 smallholder members in the Querocoto, Huambos, Querocotillo and Llama regions. The cultivation areas here extend up to 2,400 metres above sea level. This is certainly one of the reasons for the outstanding quality of their coffee. The main harvest time here is between May and November. The cooperative was founded in 2013 with just 33 members.
The cooperative has set itself the task of improving the economic, ecological and cultural conditions for its members. They are supported by the cooperative in all matters relating to the production and care of their fincas, with the supply of organic fertiliser playing a central role. Fairtrade and the organic label are the most important certifications for Rutas del Inca. The welfare of the members is to be ensured by increasing production and improving the quality of the cups.
Rutas del Inca pays particular attention to coffee varieties that have a complex cup profile, such as Caturra, Typica, Geisha, Bourbon and Catuai.
Altitude: 1,600 – 2,400 meters
Region: Jaén, Cajamarca
Processing: Arabica, washed, manual harvest and sorting