Producer Profiles

CENFROCAFE - Central Fronteriza Del Norte De Cafetaleros

New variety investigation
Drying facility expansion, Palla Peña
In 1999, 11 organizations in the northern central region of Peru came together to form the Central Fronteriza Del Norte De Cafetaleros (CENFROCAFE). They started with 220 producers, cultivating an estimated 9,000 quintals of coffee on about 760 hectares of land spread throughout the Cajamarca region.

CENFROCAFE became Fair Trade Certified in 2007 which enabled producers more direct access to markets and comprehensive information on world coffee prices. They have strengthened their relationship with international partners while creating a more transparent and just supply chain. Coffee from this cooperative regularly places in the top of Peruvian gourmet coffee competitions.


Productivity and Quality

CENFROCAFE’s $801,098 investment in productivity went towards coffee quality research, conducted within 10 hectares in San Ignacio. In 2014, 31 new coffee varieties were investigated in a joint collaboration with Peru’s National Coffee Board. The goal is to increase performance and produce rust-resistant varieties.

Organizational Strenghtening

One of the many organizational investments CENFROCAFE made involved training families. CENFROCAFE believes that a united family is committed to their land and to their cooperative. CENFROCAFE’s goal is to empower the entire family in matters such as finances, ROI, best farming practices, quality differentials, and more, which is why $36,790 of the premium went towards these trainings. All family members are invited to CENFROCAFE’s assembly meetings.