COUNTRY

Ecuador

MUNICIPALITY

Sozoranga

HARVEST

August – November

DEPARTMENT

Loja

ALTITUDE

1,800 – 2,000 MASL

VARIETIES

Typica – Caturra

Among the mountain forests near the border with Peru, you can find a group of small-scale producers who are committed to deliver coffee of the highest quality. They can produce coffee with a balanced and vivid cup quality. El Tundo is a nature reserve located in the canton of Sozoranga in the province of Loja. It is an important ecological space that brings many environmental benefits to the local communities. The region where El Tundo is located, is considered one of the richest in biodiversity, famous for its exotic flowers and native birds. Here you can find some of the most unique species of flora and fauna. Inhabitants of the region work towards protecting the environment as agriculture is their main income. Besides coffee, they also grow plantain and tropical fruits.

Coffee in el Tundo has been produced for more than 30 years. It is the livelihood and main economic activity for many people in the region. Producers in the area have their coffee trees in perfect conditions and they also have interesting varieties in order to produce outstanding coffee. Coffee growers from this community works with the Cooperative ACRM, which believes that “The sustainable progress and development of communities can only be achieved through getting together, working as a team, and respecting the environment.”

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