Farm / Co-op / Station Asociación de Productores Cafetaleros Juan Marco El Palto (JUMARP)
Owner 188 various member farms
Varietal Catimor, Caturra, Typica
Processing Fully washed
Altitude 1,300 to 1,800 metres above sea level
Harvest months March – September
Certifications Organic and Fairtrade
Cupping score 84
The JUMARP association [Asociación de Productores Cafetaleros Juan Marco] was born out of a desire to develop a new, producer-focused model for growing and exporting coffee. The cooperative invests the premiums received from these certifications in a number of important community projects, including crop renovations, a fund for education programs and the construction of schools.
Farm sizes are small, and most families pitch in together to contribute the work needed – from pruning, weeding, to fertilizing – to bring in a successful coffee harvest. Cooperative membership protects farmers greatly from exploitation and can make a huge difference to income from coffee.