PERU ORGANIC LAS MERCEDES PEDRO CONDESO – 29914 – GrainPro Bags – SPOT RCWHSE

Price $4.81 per pound

Bag Weight 152.65 lbs

Position Spot

Bags 15

Warehouses Oakland

Flavor Profile Orange, banana, toffee, milk chocolate

About this coffee

Grower

Pedro Condeso Coello | Finca El Cedro

Altitude

1850 masl

Variety

Bourbon, Yellow Caturra

Soil

Clay minerals

Region

Las Mercedes, San Ignacio, Cajamarca, Peru

Process

Fully washed and dried in the sun

Harvest

April - September

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. 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. This particular lot was harvested by Pedro Condeso Coello, who processed this micro-lot on his 5-acre farm called El Cedro located in Las Mercedes a community near San Ignacio in the Cajamarca region. Pedro has his own micro-mill where carefully harvested cherries are depulped, fermented for 42 hours, washed to remove the mucilage, and then gently dried on raised beds over a period of 18 days. While Pedro has designed farm management and post-harvest solutions to fit his needs, he also has a strong alliance with Aroma del Valle, which takes his coffee to the international market where it earns a fair price. Pedro and his wife have been able to pay for their three children to attend school in the city of Jaen where they have more educational opportunities.