Central de Cafetaleros del Nor Oriente (Cecanor), formerly Csecanor, is a cooperative of coffee farmers from the Lambayeque region of Peru. Established in 1999 as a partnership between three regional cooperatives, Cecanor strives to receive a higher profit margin through direct sales to international markets. Since its inception, the cooperative has been committed to quality production, environmental preservation, and community development. Twenty percent of Cecanor's members are women, and a woman represents the cooperative on Perus National Coffee Board.
Format: Whole bean green / unroasted coffee, 1lb (454g)
Cup Characteristics: Good body, slightly sweet, mild acidity
Certifications: Caf Femenino, Fair Trade Certified, Organic
Elevation: 1,000 - 1,700 m
Processing: Wet processing and sun drying
About Cafe Femenino The story of Cafe Femenino began in 2004 when women farmers from northern Peru began talking with their cooperative leaders about their desire to separate their coffee from the mens. These female members of Cecanor felt they put more care into their production, creating a superior product and wanted to know if there might be a market for womens coffee. Cecanor, having already established a partnership with Organic Products Trading Co. over the previous 10 years, collaborated with us to see how we might organize a womens only coffee for the international marketplace. Together we developed a full social program with the goal to empower female farmers using the production and sale of their own product as the vehicle to create social change. Today the Cafe Femenino Program continues to have a huge impact in the daily lives of women around the world and creates greater gender equality in families, cooperatives, and communities.