Ronal Carranza Montenegro is a founding member and General Manager of Asociacion de Productores Cafetaleros Juan Marco El Palto (JUMARP), also known as "El Palto." The cooperative is located in the Amazonian Andes in northern Peru. Founded in 2003 by 35 small farmers, the association now consists of 189 active members with a total area of 549 hectares in production. All members produce organic and Fair Trade Certified coffee. Women represent 40 of the organizations families, including continual representation on their Board of Directors.
Ronal has been around coffee farming all his life, as a founding member of the co-op he is passionate about improving the livelihoods of the farmers in his community. His brothers work alongside him in an administrative capacity at the co-op. His farms Corazon and El Morero are range between 1,400 and 1,500 meters above sea level and produce the varieties of Bourbon, Geisha, Pacamara & Pache.
Origin: Amazonas, Peru
Varietal: Typica, Pache, Caturra
Cupping Notes: Toasty body with nice sweetness of Fuji apple
Certifications: Fair Trade, Organic, Fair Trade Organic