Though it was formed in 1977, the Pangoa Co-operative has seen a lot of different troubles. Originally producing coffee for the commodity market, the co-operative swelled quickly to nearly 1,700 members, though membership declined quickly through the 1980s as a guerrilla group known as the Shining Path started a socio-political movement through the countryside that began a civil war.
Many families fled the countryside hoping to find safety in the larger cities, and coffee farmland was in decline. When the leader of the Shining Path was captured in 1991, their activity declined and coffee farming began to stabilize again. Pangoa achieved Fair-Trade and Organic certifications, and began new initiatives to achieve quality-focused and sustainable initiatives.
Village: San Juan de Pueblo Libre
Elevation: 2000 meters
Varieties: Bourbon, Typica, Caturra, Pache
Processing: fully washed and sun-dried on patios
Taste notes: brown sugar, honeydew melon, apple, apricot
12 oz / 340 g whole bean
We roast on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Orders placed by 5:00 p.m. Central Time the day before a roast will ship the following day.
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