PRODUCER: Floremilda Baca Ramirez – Finca La Guaba
REGION: Utcubamba, Amazonas
GROWING ALTITUDE: 1500 m.
VARIETAL: Bourbon, Catimor, Pache (100% specialty grade arabica – organic)
ROAST PROFILE: Medium (espresso roast).
Few women in Peru get to sell specialty coffee under their own name, as coffee is unfortunately still a particularly male-dominated industry. But Floremilda Baca Ramirez, with the help of the JUMARP cooperative, has overcome every barrier and now farms 4 hectares of land in Utcubamba.
Her Finca La Guaba farm is organic certified, and she harvests only ripe, red cherries by hand, with the help of her family.
Floremilda is a member of the Mujeres Program, named for the Spanish word for ‘women’, that has been working to improve the livelihoods, autonomy and recognition of female coffee producers.