PERU FT-FLO/USA ORGANIC ANDINOS SIERRA VERDE – 31870-1 – SPOT RCWHSE

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Flavor Profile Orange zest, plum, almond, nutmeg, caramel, cream, sweet

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About this coffee

Grower

Asociación de Productores Cafetaleros Andinos Sierra Verde

Altitude

1800 – 2200 masl

Variety

Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra, Catimor, Pacamara, and Typica

Soil

Clay loam

Region

Santo Tomás, Cutervo, Cajamarca, Peru

Process

Fully washed and dried in the sun

Harvest

June - December

Certification

Fair Trade (FT FLO/USA) | Organic

Coffee Background

Sourcing Details:

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.

Processing Details:

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.

Cooperative Activities:

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.