Peru Fair Trade Organic

Peru Fair Trade Organic

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1 pound bag - $6.22 per pound
2 pound bag - $5.91 per pound
5 pound bag - $5.72 per pound
10 pound bag - $5.60 per pound
50 pound Pro Pack - $4.52 per pound
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Bean Data

Moisture 11.7%
Density .70 g/ml

About Peru Fair Trade Organic

Our first new crop Peru from the 2019 growing season, it arrived at the beginning of August. Fair Trade and OCIA certified organic coffee produced by Cooperativa Agraria Cafetalera La Florida, a large coop in the Chanchamayo Valley, the major coffee growing region of Peru. Chanchamayo or Chanchamayu is a province in northern Junín Region, in central Peru. The name of the province derives from the river Chanchamayu which flows northward frmo the Andean Sierra mountains. Coffee from La Florida is produced by 1,200 local producers of the Coop, with plantations situated in the Chanchamayo Valleys of Yurinaki, Ubiriki, Perene and in the central upper Peruvian jungle.

Peru is the largest producer of organic coffee in the world and La Florida's production is certified as such. Much is also Fair Trade certified, including this selection. This coffee also meets the sustainability criteria of Utz Certified. Mindful of the environment, care is taken by La Florida during pulping, fermenting, and washing to protect the area's biodiversity. The cooperative promotes agricultural harmony with nature, practicing soil conservation. Varietals produced are original Typica, Bourbon and Caturra, all 100% Arabica. Shade is provided by Inga and other native tall trees. Grown at between 4000 and 5200 feet, this top grade coffee is washed processed and fully sun dried. In 2013 the area was greatly affected by rust disease (roya) and it diminished production by as much as 70% until it was over. In 2017 the members restructured, taking on newer technology and building deeper relationships to address the needs of customers from around the world.

The average farm size is only between 5 and 10 acres. The additional Fair Trade revenues enable La Florida to fund various programs for education, environment, health and other social initiatives.

Chanchamayo Peru map

The CAC La Florida cooperative was founded in 1966 with 50 original agricultural partners and the objective of marketing coffee at better prices than the local market, thereby achieving economic and social development in the area. More than 50 years have passed since then and they continue to keep the ideals of their founders alive, increasingly strengthened with a committed base of their 1,200 producers represented from 36 communal groups, made up of farmers, natives and settlers.

The average farm size is only between 5 and 10 acres. The additional Fair Trade revenues enable La Florida to fund various programs for education, environment, health and other social initiatives.

  • Country: Peru
  • Cooperative: La Florida
  • Province: Junín Region
  • Elevation: 4000 - 5200 meters
  • Varietal: Typica, Caturra, Bourbon
  • Certifications: USDA Organic, Fair Trade, Utz

Cup Characteristics: Mild and straightforward in flavor, with medium/heavy body and considerable mild acidity. Bittersweet chocolate tones, tropical flavors. Clean, bright.

Roasting Notes: Full City suggested for lighter roasts. This coffee is also well suited for dark roast enthusiasts as it is bright and hard enough to withstand additional roasting beyond second crack. This coffee is good as both single origin or blend component to add gentle acidity and structure.

 

Peru coffee facts:

Population (2006): 28.3 million People
Coffee Production: 3,450,000 bags (60 kg)
Country bag capacity: 150 pounds - 69 kg
Domestic Consumption: 200,000 bags
Coffee Export: 3,250,000 bags
Cultivated Area: 120,000 Hectares (297,000 acres)

Harvests: April to September for washed coffees.

Arabica Introduced: Introduced in the 18th century.

Specialty Coffee Regions: Chamchamayo Valley in the center of the country.

Grades: AAA, AA, A

Farms: About 40,000 farms.

Botanical Varietals: Typica, Bourbon, Caturra, Mundo Nuevo, Villa Lobos.


Comments

Coffee from Peru represents a classic Central American profile being bright, acidic and mildly flavored. In addition to being good stand-alone coffees they are excellent, neutral candidates for blends and can add liveliness when needed.