APECMU

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ORIGIN TYPE: Cooperative what’s this? 40 members, Established 2014

APECMU is a small cooperation with only 40 members operating at the eastern slopes of the Andes in Peru. All farmers plant cacao in agroforestry systems that improve soil and save biodiversity. Rainforest owned by the farmers is actively protected! The cooperative is organic certified for the European Union, and farmers work on levels that are much stricter than demanded by the official standards. Since APECMU could not get fair prices on the ground, inspite of the certifications, PERÚ PURO was founded in 2015 in order to give the farmers access to the international cacao market.

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Frauke Fischer

CEO at PERÚ PURO GmbH

Created this page: Dec 02, 2016

Last updated: almost 2 years ago

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$9.00 - $12.00/kg USD
2016 07 24 001

Aromatic, best fermented organic forastero

Organic EU

Stored in Würzburg, Germany

Quantity Available: 4,300 kg

Our cocoa beans are perfectly fermented and dried. We collect the fresh beans from the farmers and ferment and dry in the central cooperative to assure the highest quality. In this way we reach fermentation rates above 90% and the best aroma profile...

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LAND & PRODUCTION

TOTAL ORIGIN SIZE: 880 total Ha

120 Ha. of Cacao

80 Ha. of other crops

680 Ha. of Forested Conservation Area

PRODUCTION CAPACITY: 10000-15000 kg/year

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PROJECTED PRODUCTION CAPACITY NEXT YEAR: 15000-20000 kg/year

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CERTIFICATIONS: Organic EU

VARIETALS: Original Chuncho; Forastero; CCN-51; ICS-95

OTHER CROPS: coffee; achiote

VISION

Provide the farmers a better market for thier ecologically produced cacao, so their efforts to reforestate and protect the pristine rainforest can be recompensed.

CHALLENGES

The central fermentation and ecological farming and relatively small quantities increase the transaction costs. This makes is difficult to compete with mass produced conventional cacao sources.


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