PERU ORGANIC CALLAYUC MESTIZA – 29909 – GrainPro Bags – ETA: Feb 15, 2023 – RCWHSE

Position Afloat

Bags 175

Warehouses Oakland

About this coffee

Grower

Farmers organized around Cooperativa Agraria Aromas del Valle (Aromas del Valle)

Altitude

2000 masl

Variety

Yellow Caturra

Soil

Clay minerals

Region

Callayuc District , Cutervo Province, Cajamarca, Peru

Process

Fully washed and dried in the sun

Harvest

May - November

Certification

Conventional

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. Aroma del Valle, an organization 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 Aroma del Valle, which ensures traceability and quality control throughout the post-harvest process. Aroma del Valle also helps farmers navigate the organic certification process. This year, Aroma del Valle has started a micro-lot program to highlight individual producer lots.