Price $3.57 per pound
Bag Weight 151.22 lbs
Flavor Profile Orange zest, plum, almond, nutmeg, caramel, cream, sweet
Please Note This coffee is solid, but not among our top-tier offerings. We are confident to sell it with no reservations.
Asociación de Productores Cafetaleros Andinos Sierra Verde
1800 – 2200 masl
Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra, Catimor, Pacamara, and Typica
Santo Tomás, Cutervo, Cajamarca, Peru
Fully washed and dried in the sun
June - December
Fair Trade (FT FLO/USA) | Organic
Peru's rich coffee culture is deeply rooted in cooperative structures, particularly for small farms. A prime illustration is Asociación de Productores Cafetaleros Andinos Sierra Verde (Sierra Verde), with dedicated coffee producers located around Santo Tomás, Cajamarca.
Producers typically manage their coffee on small plots of land, intercropped with shade trees, bananas, corn, and beans. They meticulously oversee the harvesting and sorting of cherries before embarking on depulping, fermenting, washing, and drying the coffee. These crucial processes unfold within their own micro-mills, ensuring uncompromising quality every step of the way.
After farm level processing, Sierra Verde takes on an essential, yet sometimes understated, role in aiding small-scale producers. They spearhead investments in critical infrastructure, encompassing road enhancements, the establishment of local warehouses, and the meticulous preparation of coffee for export. This coordinated effort ensures traceability and maintains quality control during the post-harvest phase.
Sierra Verde goes the extra mile by providing comprehensive technical support to farmers. This encompasses guidance spanning from seed selection to coffee processing, and extends to valuable assistance in navigating the certification process. In essence, Selva Andina stands as a stalwart ally for these small farms, nurturing sustainable practices and upholding the highest quality standards from coffee cherry to export.