Compadre wants to make coffee more fair and sustainable
Coffee is the main agricultural export in Peru.
Currently, the benefits are not fairly distributed in the production chain as the small coffee farmers receive a small compensation despite doing most of the work. The commercial value of coffee is multiplied by a factor of 2 to 5 from dry green to roasted coffee beans. But the farmers do not have access to the suitable and necessary technologies. Commercial roasters are complex machines that require a reliable power grid which leads to high investment inaccessible to small farmers.
With Compadre the local coffee producer can access the roasting market. Compadre will provide farmers with the technology to roast and train them but at zero investment from their side. They will gather the coffee they roasted, sell it and then Compadre will keep a percentage to cover their costs, and the rest will go to the farmers.
Interview with Juan Pablo Pérez, Founder of Compadre
FACTS ABOUT COMPADRE
Fiorella Belli, Francois Veynandt, José Uechi y Juan Pablo Pérez
TIMELINE – COMPADRE STORY-UPDATE / February 2016
Interview via Skype with Juan about progress, roasted coffee, packaging and a new development.