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ABOUT THE COFFEE:
Cupping notes: Good body, notes of peach and milk chocolate when roasted at medium
Cultivation: In the Andes mountain range in the state of Cajamarca, in well drained, sandy soil
Variety: Typica, Pache, Caturra, Bourbon
Altitude: 4,600-5,250 feet
Preparation: Fully washed, sun-dried
ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO GROW IT: Microlots in Peru are still very much in their formative years. There is great potential for microlots in Peru, and my importer has been working hard with producers in Cajamarca region, in the Andes mountains of northern Peru, to develop the best quality this beautiful coffee region has to offer. Their microlot program from Peru has more than doubled since 2014 and they hope to see this program continue its exponential growth next harvest.
Peru is a country which has great potential but for various reasons it is extremely hard to find coffee scoring at 87+ once landed in consuming countries. The potential is there: the country is the 8th largest producer of coffee in the world, has plenty of farms at and above 1600 and 1800 meters, and has predominantly Typica and Bourbon varieties. All of these conditions, together with training the small farmers to improve their agricultural practices, and enhancing the process throughout the chain of production, has the potential to give us truly high-end Peruvian coffee. That's what my importer has been doing, and this exceptional coffee is the result.
This particular lot is an SHG EP grade Fair Trade Organic certified coffee from the Asociacion de Productores Cafetaleros Juan Marco El Palto (JUMARP), also known as "El Palto." The cooperative was founded in 2003 by 35 small farmers, and now consists of 189 active members with a total area of 549 hectares in production. All members produce organic and Fair Trade Certified coffee. Women represent 40 of the organization's families, and are well-represented on their Board of Directors. The Association's mission is to meet the demand of our buyers in specialty coffee allowing an increase in income for the farmer member and their family. This lot was farmed and harvested by Carmen Herrera Peralta.
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