Peru Finca Timbuyacu
Located in the region of Amazonas in northern Peru is the gorgeous Finca Timbuyacu. This estate is owned by Karen Araoz and her husband, Alfonso Tejada. Both are from the region, and sold their travel agency in Lima to return to Rodríguez de Mendoza and start their cooperative, Monteverde.
Finca Timbuyacu serves as a pilot project for experiments and as an opportunity to educate the 250 farmers who sell their coffee to Monteverde. All the families who sell their coffee to Monteverde are rewarded with quality premiums. When Araoz and Tejada planted trees at Timbuyacu, everyone told them the land was no good, but their harvest and coffee quality has increased every year since then and Alfonso was recently awarded 12th place in the pilot Cup of Excellence program in Peru.