PERU FT-FLO/USA ORGANIC SELVA ANDINA – 31316-2 – SPOT COSEATAC

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Flavor Profile Grapefruit, plum, milk chocolate

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About this coffee

Grower

Cooperativa Agraria de Servicios Múltiples Selva Andina

Altitude

1800 masl

Variety

Catimor, Caturra, and Pache

Soil

Sandy loam

Region

Miraflores, Jaén, Cajamarca, Peru

Process

Fully washed and dried in the sun

Harvest

July - November

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 Cooperativa Agraria Selva Andina (Selva Andina), an association of 497 dedicated coffee producers located throughout Jean, Cajamarca and in the Amazonas.

Processing Details:

Producers typically manage their coffee on small plots of land, often 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 the initial processing, Selva Andina 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. Selva Andina 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.