Casil Co-op, Peru
Twelve members of the Casil Cooperative in northern Peru joined forces to create a special lot for Just Us! Their goal is to inspire the rest of the cooperative to follow their lead in producing consistently high-quality coffee. The four women and eight men who make up the Twelve Apostles are known as leaders in their communities, and their dramatic success has set an example for other producers, showing the market potential of high-quality coffee and the power of creating direct relationships with Fair Trade roasters.
Just Us! met with two of the 12 Apostles producers in Peru in the Fall of 2010 and shortly after launched a single-origin line, featuring their coffees. The dedication and care that these growers have put into their farms and processing has lead to a very clean coffee exhibiting exceptional exotic fruit and deep nut characteristics.
Name: Casil Co-operative
Region: San Ignacio, Northern Peru
Altitude: 1200-1800 metres
Co-op: Casil Co-operative Number of members: 191
Altitude: 1,200 - 1,800 meters