Dark roasted version. Peru Organic 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.
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 certified.
Cup Characteristics: Medium body, slightly sweet with mild acidity. Clean with well structured body. Ripe berry, grape, tropical flavors. Dark roasting imparts bittersweet flavors to all coffees and this Peru has enough brightness to be vibrant during that transition.