Peru Vida Alta SHB EP – 29516 – SPOT COSEATAC

Position Spot

Bags 31

Warehouses Seattle

About this coffee

Grower

Producers from Amazonas, San Martín, and Cajamarca

Altitude

1250 – 1800 masl

Variety

Bourbon, Catimor, Caturra, Pache, and Typica

Soil

Volcanic loam

Region

Amazonas, San Martín, and Cajamarca, Peru

Process

Fully washed and dried in the sun

Harvest

April - September

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. Perales Huancaruna (Perhusa), 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 Perhusa, which ensures traceability and quality control throughout the post-harvest process. This particular community blend comes from family-owned farms located in the department of Amazonas, San Martín, and Cajamarca.