From our friends at Redfox:
Bringing experience from his work at Santuario, leader Eric Jarra, along with 25 producers from Barro Negro, began Alpes Andino on January 27th 2019 and we can’t wait to see what the future has in store for this group. Working in Huabal and La Coipa (similarly to Santuario), Eric has a long history of integrity and a priority of en- suring farmers receive a fair wage. While we’re just getting going with Alpes Andino, we expect the quality to be exemplary of what Huabal and La Coipa have to offer, and we’ve already seen Eric’s investment in fairness and equitability start to pay off in the cup.
Total partner membership has reached 150 producers The organization focuses on providing workshops around quality improvement, but there have been some setbacks as the weather patterns have changed, drying of parchment has been challenging. Each producer has their own beneficio and solar dryer. Parchment is measured to 11% water content before sent to the dry mill in Chiclayo.