Peru Fair Trade Organic
Cup Characteristics: Medium body, slightly sweet with mild acidity. Clean with well structured body. Ripe berry, grape, tropical flavors.
$13.99 per pound
New crop arrived October 2016. Cooperatively gathered from farmers in the Jaen and San Ignacio provinces of northern Peru and processed at the Cenfrocafe Cooperative. There are 2000 coop member farmers contributing cherry and most of the coffee is grown between 1300 and 2000 meters, 4300 to 6500 feet. The contributing farms are very small with average organic production of only 40 pounds of coffee, in parchment, per acre. The coop provides its members with technical assistance and quality control advice, plus economic and leadership training as well as loans that are used to cover harvest costs and schooling for children.
This is an export grade called APU which is the top sort from the Cenfrocafe Cooperative. Coffee rated 86+ points are separated and sold under this standard, the best offered.
Peru is the world's leading producer of organic coffee. The main varietals represented here are Typica, Caturra and Bourbon. All processing is fully washed which includes depulping, fermentation, washing and sun drying.
Fair Trade USA and USDA Organic Certified.