MEET THE FARMERS

MEET THE FARMERS

Meet the founding families of Café Orígenes. They live in the Mapacho River Basin of Peru, where the Andean Mountains meet the Amazonian Rainforest. To access their community, they must walk 2 hours from the main road, and they use mules to transport their coffee harvest to buyers. Their way of living is sustainable, humble, and resilient. By choosing Café Orígenes you are directly supporting these families to improve their livelihoods and double their income.

Zenobia & Lucio Tintaya Quispe

Age: 47
Family Size: 5
Hectares: 1.5
Oldest Coffee Plant: ~30 years
Greatest Challenge: Water and economic resources

Elizabeth & Wilber Olave Machado

Age: 37
Family Size: 5
Hectares: 1.5
Oldest Coffee Plant: ~15 years
Greatest Challenge: Water and access to materials for soil input

Julian Soto Huaman

Julián Soto Huaman

Age: 34
Family Size: 4
Hectares: 1
Oldest Coffee Plant: N/A
Greatest Challenge: Water and economic resources

Faustino Cespedes Quispe

Faustino Cespedes Quispe

Age: 46
Family Size: 3
Hectares: 2
Oldest Coffee Plant: ~25 years
Greatest Challenge: Water, economic resources, and access to materials for soil input


Hermenegildo Olave Inquillay

Age: 37
Family Size: 4
Hectares: 1
Oldest Coffee Plant: ~7 years
Greatest Challenge: Water Access

Teófilo Cruz Zamata

Age: 44
Family Size: 5
Hectares: 3
Oldest Coffee Plant: ~30 years
Greatest Challenge: Water and main road access

Marco Huillca Robles

Age: 33
Family Size: 4
Hectares: 1
Oldest Coffee Plant: ~40 years
Greatest Challenge: Water, economic resources and access to materials for input

Fabián Cespedes Quispe

Age: 55
Family Size: 3
Hectares: 3
Oldest Coffee Plant: ~25 years
Greatest Challenge: Coffee Leaf Rust and economic resources

Eliana & Paulino Gincho Aguirre

Age: 47
Family Size: 3
Hectares: 2
Oldest Coffee Plant: ~25 years
Greatest Challenge: Water and main road access

Francisca & Leonardo Machaca Quispe

Age: 61
Family Size: 3
Hectares: 1
Oldest Coffee Plant: ~23 years
Greatest Challenge: Water Access