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
This lot of Peru comes from the Aprocoyce cooperative located in the Amazonas region of northern Peru, between Cajamarca and San Martin. Currently there are more than 280 small producers delivering coffee to the cooperative. Each individual producer harvests and processes the coffee at their farm, sometimes with manual machinery, before it is delivered to the local mill where it is prepared for export. Prior to shipment coffees are sorted at the cooperative once more to eliminate defects.
The varietals that processed are Typica, Bourbon, and Caturra all of which are fully washed and dried. The average elevation of the farms is 1650 meters (3630 feet) above sea level and harvesting takes place between the months of July and October. One of the major obstacles confronted by the coffee supply chain in Peru is the ability to transport the product easily. There are constant delays due to problematic infrastructure or lack there of. The Aprocoyce group is planning to take measures in improve quality by providing covered drying beds for all of the partnering producers as well as social premiums and financial aid to the members. The main goal is to make it possible for producers to properly dry their coffee before it reaches the dry mill, which will ultimately increase the quality of coffee and expedite the process in the long run. Peru is the world's leading producer of organic coffee.
Fair Trade USA and USDA Organic Certified.