The Sunkuy community lot is sourced based on cup profile from Cajamarcan smallholders, who are all part of the Volcafe Way programme. Volcafe Way helps farmers improve coffee productivity, quality, and profit margins in a sustainable way by introducing commercial farming practises, business diagnostics, and farm analysis. All farms are assessed against the Volcafe Way checklist to ensure compliance with good social, environmental, and economic practises.
The name Sunkuy means ‘HEART’ in Qechua, one of Peru’s oldest languages and the second most spoken after Spanish - a true remembrance of the millenary culture that is still rooted in the country
The country’s northern region, which borders Ecuador and Colombia, features jungle, mountains, a coastal region and perfect weather conditions to grow high quality arabica coffee. It also has four coffee producing zones, one of which is Cajamarca. Its two most important coffee growing provinces, Jaén and San Ignacio, are located between 900 and 1,950 metres above sea level. Here, Typica, Caturra, and Bourbon are grown. Sweet coffees with bright acidity and notes of red and yellow fruits are popular in the region.