PERU ORGANIC SANTA TERESA MERLY LEON – 29912 – GrainPro Bags – ETA: Feb 15, 2023 – RCWHSE

Position Afloat

Bags 10

Warehouses Oakland

About this coffee

Grower

Merly León Alarcón | Finca Churaz

Altitude

2000 masl

Variety

Bourbon, Yellow caturra

Soil

Clay minerals

Region

Santa Teresa, Callayuc District , Cutervo Province, Cajamarca, Peru

Process

Fully washed and dried in the sun

Harvest

April - September

Certification

Organic

Coffee Background

Want to support women in coffee? Merly León Alarcón harvested and processed this micro-lot on her 30 acre farm called Churaz. She has her own micro-mill where carefully harvested cherries are macerated for 24 hours, then floated to remove less dense and damaged coffee before depulping. After depulping the beans covered in mucilage are fermented for another 45 hours and then washed to remove the mucilage. Next the coffee is gently dried on covered raised beds over a period of 25 days. While Merly has designed farm management and post-harvest solutions to fit her needs, she also has a strong alliance to bring her coffee to the international market and earn fair prices. With the help of Aroma del Valle, a cooperative where she is a member, she has been able to successfully produce micro-lots that are gaining international recognition. Aroma del Valle is an organization established to assist producers access the specialty coffee market. Merly and other members of Aroma del Valle are also currently focused on family gardens to cultivate food for their own households. Merly also cultivates corn to serve as another source of income to support her family.