La Prosperidad de Chirinos was founded over 50 years ago with the aim to support their community, and obtain high quality coffee beans. In pursuit of this goal, "Chirinos" as they're called, has become a leader in sustainable and high quality coffee production in the Cajamarca region of Peru. The cooperative has initiated programs of bio-diverse production using intercropping as a way to diversify their producers income and livelihood while working to improve farm outputs for producers.
My tour guide Obal, demonstrated how in his farm he is growing mango, banana, corn, raising chickens, farming trout, and growing vegetables all on his farm. The cooperative also has services for raising pigs, and guinea pigs along with communal composting and compost training. It's remarkable to see the sophistication.
It's even more remarkable to taste the coffees, densely sweet, and delicate. The cotton candy like flavors are almost reminiscent of the fog that you can catch in the highlands on some days.