Peru 'COCLA' FTO- Single Origin Green Beans
Peru Fair Trade Organic
Co-operative: Central Cooperatives Agarias Cafetaleas (COCLA)
Region: La Convencion Provide, Cusio, Southern Peru
Varietals: Typica, Catimor
Screen size; 15/17
Cupping score: 83
Dark chocolate, herbal, lemon
Body: Medium to bold
Acidity: Medium to high.
COCLA was formed 53 years ago, on July 26, 1967, by a group of coffee farmers looking to secure better opportunities and more firmly hold claim to their rights. The group focused on improving the living conditions of its members and has since graduated to focusing on improving coffee cup quality and meeting the business needs of its members.
COCLA is located in southern Peru, in the department of Cusco, near the citadel of Machu Picchu. Most of its members are of Inca heritage.
The co-op also focuses on serving its communities, especially the province of La Convención, by investing in the construction of roads and schools and the setup of health posts.
Currently, COCLA is working most closely with its members on education, coffee quality and — during the pandemic particularly — preventative healthcare.