This Single-Origin Coffee is a Peruvian Coffee Organic which hails from the tall peaks of the Andes to the tropical forests of the Amazon Basin, Peruvian Coffees are as distinct as their birthplace.
Featuring 100% Certified Organic, Fair Trade Certified coffee beans, this incredible single-origin coffee supports the battle against social and environmental challenges.
Peru has it all: coast, mountains, and jungle. And coffee. Lots of it. Peru is the third-largest producer of coffee in South America, after Brazil and Colombia. Coffee is grown between the Andes mountain range on the west and the Amazon River basin on the east. The three main growing regions are the north, the selva central (central jungle), and the southern highlands around Cusco. Because of this large geographical spread, coffee grows half the year, from April to October.
Graphics Map of Peru Courtesy of La Minita
Peru is a leader in Organic Coffee and Fair Trade Certified Coffees and increasingly is producing interesting and unique micro-lots. Most Peruvian coffee farms are small (the average coffee farm size is three hectares) and are managed by family members.
Producers hand-pick their ripe cherries, de-pulp them in small de-pulpers, and ferment them on their individual farms in fermentation tanks before sun-drying on patios or raised beds. Producers sell their coffee in parchment to cooperatives, local buyers, or exporters. After being sorted and dry-milled, coffee leaves Peru through the ports of Paita or Callao.
We have friends who are born and raised in Peru and they absolutely LOVE this coffee!