Our Farms


Tropic-X farms are located in the central jungle of Peru, protected by the slopes of the Andes at 1,500 meters above sea level. Special variety plants are grown in the shade of native trees, using sustainable and regenerative farming techniques. 

Impact on Farms

The impact our business has on people and the environment is fundamental to the way we operate. We work alongside small farmers, sharing our sustainable farming methods that increase yields well above global benchmarks. We then sell our crops together with small farmers as their partners, ensuring the highest marketing standards, access to international markets, and value chain transparency throughout the process.

Processing Plants

Tropic-X operates two centralized wet processing facilities at the Matapalo and Cinco Corazones farms in Chanchamayo, where we carefully select each berry to ensure the highest level of quality. Once selected and processed, the washed green beans are carefully packaged and shipped to partners around the world.


Tropic-X specialty coffee is Rainforest Alliance and USDA/EU Organic certified, meaning our farms are built on important principles of sustainable agriculture: biodiversity conservation, improved livelihoods and human well-being, resource conservation natural resources and planning and farm management systems.

Our Farms

  • Cinco Corazones

    Country: Peru
    Region: Oxapampa, Pasco
    Location: Villa Rica
    Farm Name: Cinco Corazones Farm
    Elevation: 1400-1800 masl
    Process: Wash, Honey
    Varieties: Caturra, Borbón, Gesha, Marsellesa
    Certifications: USD/EU Organic, Rainforest Alliance
    Total Hectares: 300
    Farmers: +200
    Crop: Specialty coffee
    Tropic-X's largest specialty coffee farm, 5 Corazones, is located near Villa Rica in Pasco, which is a region known for a long history of specialty coffee production. The nearly 300-hectare farm has its own wet processing plant, as well as housing for more than 200 workers. Each worker is guaranteed at least 2 meals a day in a permanent kitchen, unique in the region. These incentives, along with guarantees of social benefits even for part-time workers, ensure stable production during the rainy season, when it is more difficult for workers to return home.
  • Matapalo

    Country: Peru
    Region: Chanchamayo, Junín
    Location: San Luis de Shuaro
    Farm Name: Matapalo Farm
    Elevation: 1450-1800 masl
    Process: Wash, Honey
    Varieties: Bourbon, Gesha, Caturra, Typica, Catimore
    Total Hectares: 30
    Certifications: Organic, Rainforest Alliance
    Named after the famous trees found on the farm, Matapalo is the first central Tropic-X farm founded more than 30 years ago by Shared-X founders Tony Salas and Gisela Camminati. Located in the Chanchamayo region of Peru's central jungle, Matapalo has a wet mill processing plant, which also serves as a central collection point for our partner association in the region, Copaceyba. What makes Matapalo unique is its consistent production of specialty coffees, including high altitude single origins as well as special processes.
  • Rio Santo

    Country: Peru
    Region: Oxapampa, Pasco
    Location: Puerto Bermúdez
    Farm Name: Rio Santo Farm
    Total Hectares: 700
    Crop: Fine and Aromatic Cacao, Banana, Bolaina Wood, Specialty Coffee, Bamboo
    In the protected region of the biosphere around one of the farms owned by Tropic-X, Río Santo SAC, located in the jungles of Puerto Bermúdez in Oxapampa, Pasco, Peru. Rio Santo SAC is an independent company, jointly owned by Tropic-X, which operates and markets 700 ha of farmland where there are established plantations of sustainable banana and bolaina wood, cacaco, specialty coffee varieties and bamboo. The Impact Farming model will be part of the knowledge sharing ecosystem at the base of Rio Santo SAC, including advanced sustainable systems, management practices, field innovations, post-harvest technologies and business relationships brought by Tropic-X.


Tropic-X works closely with selected small farmers and their associations/cooperatives, with the aim of increasing yields and improving incomes. Farmers are paid through a 'bonus' system, which incentivizes consistent quality, offers a fairer standard of compensation and pays farmers faster.
Consequently, small farmers can feel proud and empowered by fully participating in and benefiting from the impact farming model.

Our Associates

  • Copaceyba Cooperative

    Country: Peru
    Region: Chanchamayo, Junín
    Location: Sanchirio Palomar
    Farm Name: Copaceyba Cooperative
    Elevation: 1300-1800 masl
    Process: Wash, Honey
    Varieties: Caturra rojo, Caturra amarillo, Catimor, Pache, Typica, Mundo Novo
    More than 10 years ago, Tropic-X founded Cooperativa Copaceyba from a group of small farmers in the area surrounding Tropic-X's Matapalo farm.

    The Copaceyba Cooperative cultivates at altitudes above 1,400 m in the District of San Luis de Shuaro in Chanchamayo, an ideal climate for the production of high-quality coffee. The Copaceyba cooperative is made up of 12 farmers who produce specialty coffee on 39 hectares.

    Tropic-X has supported the Copaceyba cooperative to help it significantly increase its yield per hectare, and encouraged them to surround their coffee with native flora, preserving natural biodiversity and acting as biocontrol for pests.
  • Flor de Café Association

    Country: Peru
    Region: Chanchamayo, Junín
    Location: Mariscal Castilla Annex
    Farm Name: Flor de Café Association
    Elevation: 1600 masl
    Process: Wash
    Varieties: Red Caturra, Catimor, Pache, Typica
    Tropic-X began working with Flor de Café in 2019, an association of small coffee producers based in Mariscal Castilla, a neighboring town to our Matapalo farm.

    Tropic-X has provided technical assistance to small producers, along with a nutritional plan to support their coffee campaign. The president of Flor de Café, Sergio Escobar, expressed his satisfaction at working with Tropic-X under the Impact Agriculture model and after the 2019 season, 14 new farmers wanted to join the cooperative's initial 27 farmers.

    Today, Flor de Café has 41 producers growing specialty coffee on 128.5 hectares. Escobar plans to use proceeds from Flor de Café sales with Tropic-X to improve his crop nutrition strategies, increasing his yield per hectare and quality for the 2021 season.
  • Colono Yanesha “Beer Coffee” Association

    Country: Peru
    Region: Chanchamayo, Junín
    Location: Alto Yurinaki
    Farm Name: Association of Producers of Specialty Coffee Colono Yanesha "Beer Coffee"
    Elevation: 1200-1700 masl
    Process: Wash
    Varieties: Catimor, Bourbon, Pache, Caturra, Typica, Catuai
    The Yanesha "Beer Coffee" Association has entered into a new relationship with Tropic-X for the 2021 season.

    Tropic-X has worked with the Yanesha community for a number of years, ensuring that all its members have national identification documents, allowing access to healthcare and banking. Members of our Tropic-X community from our neighboring Cinco Corazones farm have attended Yanesha celebrations for many years and we are delighted to partner with them to bring their coffee to international markets.