PERU FT ORGANIC CAJAMARCA LOS ANGELES SHB EP – 29527 – SPOT RCWHSE

Position Spot

Bags 143

Warehouses Oakland

Flavor Profile Cherry, pear, cola, almond, milk chocolate

About this coffee

Grower

109 producers organized around Cooperativa Agraria y De Servicios Multiples Los Angeles Coffee | Los Angeles Coffee

Altitude

1200 – 1950 masl

Variety

Bourbon, Catimor, Catuai, Caturra, and Pache

Soil

Clay minerals

Region

La Coipa, Huarango District, San Ignacio, Cajamarca, Peru

Process

Fully washed and dried in the sun

Harvest

May - October

Certification

Fair Trade | Organic

Coffee Background

In Peru the bulk of coffee production comes from small farms owned and managed by people who follow organic farm management practice attuned to their cultural connection with the land.  Producers typically cultivate coffee on just a few acres of land intercropped with shade trees, bananas, corn, and beans.  They carefully  harvest and sort cherries before depulping, fermenting, washing, and drying the coffee using their own micro-mills.  While producers design farm management and post-harvest solutions to fit their needs, they also need a strong alliance to bring their coffee to the international market and earn fair prices.  A perfect example of This Model Is Cooperativa Agraria y De Servicios Multiples Los Angeles Coffee (Los Angeles Coffee), an organization with 109 members in the Cajamarca region, which was established to assist small producers access the specialty coffee market, carries out activities that often go unnoticed but are crucial for small producers.  Investments for basic infrastructure needs, like road improvements, establishing local warehouses, and preparing coffee for export are all coordinated through Los Angeles Coffee, which ensures traceability and quality control throughout the post harvest process.  Los Angeles Coffee also helps farmers navigate the organic and fairtrade certification process.