Country: Ecuador & Ethiopia
Farm: Rio Intag & Limu Gera
Varietals: Typica & Caturra & Heirloom
Production Method: Washed
Product Notes: Río Intag is produced by AACRI (La Asociación Agroartesanal de Caficultores Río Intag) or the Río Intag Asociation of Craft Coffee Farmers. The association was founded in 1998 with 18 original producers. Today, AACRI is one of Río Intag’s most promising sustainable coffee initiatives; providing opportunities to 150 families who want to join the specialty market. Because of Río Intag’s high elevation, the coffee grown in this region has slower cherry maturation and develops very well. The assoication works with its farmers to ensure that their coffee is grown organically beneath the shade of native and fruit bearing trees. AACRI’s goals are to provide a source of livelihood based on sustainable land use, and to educate farmers to employ environmentally friendly farm management practices.