PERU ORGANIC JAEN COLASAY ELMER FERNANDEZ – 32916 – GrainPro Bags – SPOT SEAFORTH

Price $5.04 per pound

Bag Weight 152.57 lbs

Position Spot

Bags 2

Warehouses Vancouver

Flavor Profile Apple cherry, almond, dark chocolate

About this coffee

Grower

Elmer Fernandez Perez | Finca El Barejón

Altitude

1873 - 2000 masl

Variety

Caturra

Soil

Clay minerals

Region

La Higuera, Colasay District, Jaen Province, Cajamarca region, Peru

Process

Fully washed and dried in the sun

Harvest

June - November

Certification

Organic

Coffee Background

Regional Details

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, sort and float cherries to remove less dense or damaged seeds before depulping, fermenting, washing, and drying the coffee using their own micro-mills.

Sourcing Details

This particular micro-lot was produced by Elmer Fernandez Perez, who is a member of a producer group called Comité La Higuera. His 7 acre farm, called El Barejón is located in the community of La Higuera in Colasay district, near the city of Jaen, in the Cajamaja region.

Processing Details

During the harvest, cherries are carefully harvested and sorted and floated to remove damaged and less dense beans before depulping, fermenting for 48 hours, washing, and drying on raised beds at the micro-mill located on the farm.

Exporting Details

Farm management and post-harvest solutions are designed to fit the producer’s needs, but producers also need a strong alliance to bring their coffee to the international market and earn fair prices.  Origin Coffee Lab, an organization established to assist small producers access the specialty coffee market carries out activities that often go unnoticed but are crucial for producers managing small farms. In addition to helping producers learn best practices for cultivating and processing coffee, Origin Coffee Lab coordinates warehouse logistics, as well as, traceability and quality control throughout the post harvest process. The goal is to earn better income so producers can reinvest in their farms and strengthen their families’ livelihoods.  With rising cup quality over the past few years, Origin Coffee Lab has established premiums from coffee exports, which is returned to the producers.