The general objective of the Slow Food Café Sustentable Villa Rica Community is: to contribute to the growth and diffusion of the international Slow Food movement while sustaining a food system in harmony with the dignity of people, social justice, the environment and all living beings, and at the same time to promote local products, especially coffee.
To achieve this overall objective, they are committed to:
- Promote behaviors with Slow Food values at home and in the kitchen.
- To value the raw materials and local products of the Villa Rica area, also through the art of recycling (food, waste) and general events such as Disco Sopas.
- To generate activities with coffee in order to promote good, clean and fair coffee. Seek to generate Slow Food education programs for children and youth.
The creation of the community was promoted by the La Chacra D’ago farm in Villa Rica, the coffee center of Perù. Since 2005 Chacra D’ Dago produces coffee with biodynamic practices (Rudolf Steiner practices). In 2008 it obtained the Grand Cru in the championship of specialty coffees held at the Cafeoteque (Paris, France). In 2011, it was the first coffee farm in Peru to obtain the Demeter Certification. Chacra D’ Dago is positioned in more than 5 countries as a Denomination of Origin.
The other members of the Community are:
A roaster and teacher; a local entrepreneur, that works with coffee beans to make art; a cook; a worker of the farm and advocates growing your own food; a forest engineer.
Cultivation method: Coffee is grown in the shade in a consociated agroforestry system with primary and secondary shade plants and fruits such as for example pacae, passion fruit, orange, avocado, wild strawberries, vegetables.
Participatory Guarantee System initiative: In July 2021, the Slow Food Community “Slow Food Café Sustentable Villa Rica” representatives decided to start a PGS initiative. As a first activity, together with a group of experts and roasters, they carried out the trial of a field visit to the producer of La Chacra d’Dago, completing the Guarantee Sheet. In 2023, they plan to enlarge and include in the PGS activities other farms in the surrouding area.
Terra Madre 2022 lot:
Bought from: Critical Coffee.
Imported from: Unione del Porto di Genova, through Milan Malpensa airport only exceptionally for Terra Madre 2022.
Region: Villa Rica, Oxapampa, Pasco, Perù
Producers: Cesar Marin Arce, Chacra D’dago
Variety: Yellow Obata
Altitude: 1500-1700 masl
Harvesting period: April- September
Process: anaerobic: 3 days cherries; 3 days depulped; washed; 21 days drying in the shade.
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