COFFEE SCORE: 85
Finca Churupampa is a progressive coffee farm located in Chirinos, Cajamarca, Peru, run by Eber Tocto and his brothers. Since assuming farm operations from their parents, the Tocto brothers have transformed Finca Churupampa into a leading model for economically and environmentally sustainable coffee production. The Tocto brothers see Finca Churupampa as a coffee farm and a social enterprise with a mission to revitalize Chirinos's economic and social landscape. By helping their farmer members increase their coffee quality, they can increase their farmers' incomes and improve their quality of life.
Finca Churupampa also operates a training center open to the entire community, working with farmers to improve their production practices and break the cycle of poverty that has trapped farmers in the region for many years. The Toctos have also implemented projects to improve food security, from farming vegetables to raising small livestock.
The training center also has a quality control laboratory to train producers in processing, cupping, technical assistance, and more. Their success lies in community education and investment.
Finca Churupampa highly values its women producers, encouraging leadership and empowerment through its women's producer group. These women work in food safety, research around coffee fermentation processes, and agronomic technical assistance directed toward the family.