PERU FT-FLO/USA ORGANIC AMAZONAS VALLE ALTO 83+ – 31860-1 – SPOT RCWHSE

Price $3.96 per pound

Bag Weight 152.53 lbs

Position Spot

Bags 37

Warehouses Oakland

Flavor Profile Peach, caramel, cinnamon, bittersweet chocolate, clean

About this coffee

Grower

317 producers members of Cooperativa Agraria Cafetalera Valle Alto (Valle Alto)

Altitude

1600 - 1950 masl

Variety

Caturra, Catimor, Typica

Soil

Clay loam

Region

Utcubamba, Amazonas, Peru

Process

Fully washed and dried in the sun

Harvest

June - October

Certification

Fair Trade (FT FLO/USA) | Organic

Coffee Background

Sourcing Details

Cooperatives have long defined the coffee culture of Peru, where the bulk of production comes from small farms owned and managed by producers who rely on the cooperative structure for support.  A perfect example is Cooperativa Agraria Cafetalera Valle Alto (Valle Alto), which is an association of 317 coffee producers from the Ocallí districts within the Provincia de Utcubamba in the Amazonas region.

Processing Details

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.

Cooperative Activities

After processing, the cooperative carries out activities that often go unnoticed but are crucial for producers with small farms.  Investments for basic infrastructure needs, like road improvements, establishing local warehouses, and preparing coffee for export are all coordinated through Valle Alto, which ensures traceability and quality control throughout the post harvest process. Valle Alto provides comprehensive technical assistance to producers, from seed selection to coffee processing, and helps farmers navigate the certification process.