A first in fair trade beans farmed by 124 female landowners who have been trained in environmental and organic practices. This bespoke coffee's enchantingly soft profile delights the taste buds with notes of creamy orange, chocolate cola, walnuts and the intoxicating allure of fresh roses.
Our organic, fair trade Peruvian Single Origin coffee is a luxuriant, full-bodied medium roast. The beans are produced by APROCCURMA, famous for empowering female growers who have established land ownership and are trained in organic, environmental practices. Their coffee speaks for itself by presenting a distinctively soft profile of orange cream, chocolate cola, nuts and delicate fresh rose notes.
The female producers of Asociación de Productores Cafetaleros de la Cuenca del Rio Marañón (APROCCURMA) operate in the providence of Rodríguez de Mendoza, Peru. Women represent a substantial percentage the coffee industry’s labor force yet receive very little revenue because most of the land is traditionally owned by men.
As of five years ago, because of APROCCURMA, female producers have become first-time landowners and receive education in organic, earth-friendly farming practices. It is nice to know that every time you purchase Tower’s Peruvian Single Origin, you empower these women and a healthier planet.
The coffee plants are grown in mineral rich clay soil. Then they are fully washed and dried in the sun. The specific Arabica bean varietals they use are Typica, Pache, Caturra, Catimor and Bourbon.
Peru has a long history of coffee growing. It was one of the first countries in the Americas to receive coffee plants, Peru began growing coffee in the mid-1700’s. During most of its history, its beans were consumed locally, but as Peruvians’ taste for coffee grew, so did production. In the early 1900’s, Peru’s already robust coffee industry began exporting beans on a large scale, making up 60% of Peru’s exports.
Peru’s success is part geography and tradition. The mountains that run through Northwest Peru provide ideal coffee growing conditions, however, coffee is grown all over the country, including on farms spread across the nation’s coastal plain—and even in Peru’s Amazon jungles.
Given the country’s long tradition of coffee growing, it’s not surprising that Peru is one of the world’s leading growers of specialty coffee. While virtually all Peruvian coffees are good, they are not the same. This Peruvian single origin stands out among the rest. The women who grew these beans have something special of which they can be very proud.
"Tower Coffee is committed to flavor above all else—flavor that comes from the finest, single origin beans, the world’s best growing regions and craft roasters with uncompromising palettes. Flavor that blends centuries old traditions while embracing pioneering new technologies."