At Norandino it's not only about coffee. The sub-cooperative Asociación Norandino San Martin has been growing organic cocoa for several years. Since August 2019, the organization has been HAND IN HAND certified and supplies the finest cocoa for Rapunzel chocolates.
In the high altitudes of the San Martin region, small farmers cultivate areas averaging 3 hectares and receive technical cultivation support from the agricultural engineers of Norandino.
The young generation also sees real future opportunities in organic farming and in the fair cooperation with Rapunzel. Some of the 45 members are the children of the coffee farmers in Piura.