Among the mountain forests near the border with Peru, you can ﬁnd a group of small scale producers are committed to deliver coffee of the highest quality. They can deliver a with a balanced and vivid cup quality. In the Canton of Chinchipe, located ar the south of the province of Zamora, it´s situated a coffee coop called ACRIM. This region is considered considered one of the most rich in biodiversity as it’s very proximate to the Amazon considered one of the most rich in biodiversity as it’s very proximate to the Amazon Rainforest, famous for its exotic ﬂowers and native birds, where you can ﬁnd the most unique species of ﬂora and fauna. Inhabitants of the region work towards protecting the environment as agriculture is their main income. The beautiful nature and species that you can ﬁnd in this region and the indigeneous tradition and culture that this place has due to the old presence of the Inca ethnic group, perfectly reﬂects the name of the blend; Jardín del Inca, or, The Inca Garden, in English.
Jardín del Inca coffee has been produced for more than 30 years, being the livehood and main economic activity of the producers in this region. They have their coffee trees in perfect and healthy conditions and they have the perfect varietals to produce the best coffees in the area. Coffee Grouwers from this community work with ACRIM, which believes that ” a sustainable progress and that “The sustainable progress and development of communities can only be done by getting together, working as a team, and respecting the environment together.”
Around 10 small-scale producers, members of the ACRIM Coop
Canton of Chinchipe
1,800 – 2,000 masl
Fully Washed process in micro-mills at each farm and traditionally fermented
Plantain, Guabas and Nogal trees
EP EuropaScreen 15+ SCA Specialty Grade.
Fully sun dried on patios or raised beds