PERU ORGANIC CUZCO YANATILE – 29605 – Ecotact Bags – SPOT RCWHSE

Price $3.96 per pound

Bag Weight 152.61 lbs

Position Spot

Bags 129

Warehouses Oakland

Flavor Profile Tangerine, green apple, caramel, milk chocolate

About this coffee

Grower

80 smallholder farmers organized around Asociación de Productores de Cafés Orgánicos y Cafés Especiales de Yanatile (APROCOYCE YANATIL)

Altitude

1400 – 2000 masl

Variety

Typica, Catimor, Borbon, Caturra, and Castilla

Soil

Clay minerals

Region

Yanatile, Calca Province, Cusco Department, Peru

Process

Fully washed and dried in the sun

Harvest

April - August

Certification

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.  Asociación de Productores de Cafés Orgánicos y Cafés Especiales de Yanatile (APROCOYCE YANATIL), a producer cooperative was established in 2012 to assist small producers access the specialty coffee market.  APROCOYCE YANATIL carries out activities that are crucial to the 251 producer-members, like investments for basic infrastructure needs, including road improvements and establishing local warehouses. APROCOYCE YANATIL has also helped producers with the certification process.  This particular community blend comes from 80 producers who cultivate coffee in Valle de Yanatile, Calca province, department of Cusco.