Organic Peru SHB EP
Region: Cajamarca, Junin and San Martin. Blend from the best lots from these regions.
Origins: In Peru, coffee matures slowly and sugars settle deep, producing incredibly sweet beans
Process: Pulped, fermented and processed in artisanal wet mills on the farms. Machine Dried & Sorted for Quality
Roast Level: Medium
Flavors: Heavy body with dark chocolate, walnut and brown sugar sweetness
Certifications: USDA Organic & Volcafe Way Sustainability Program. USDA guidelines: farmed without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers. The coffees were then picked, processed, packed and stored in accordance with USDA Organic standards. Volcafe Way is a sustainability initiative program in which Volcafe works with producers to manage their farms and become sustainably profitable.
Cupping Notes: 4/2021: Did a comparison between the Colombia Narino and this Peru coffee. A lot of similarities. Both have a good body. The Peruvian coffee is noticeably sweeter and more dark chocolate notes unlike the mild milk chocolate of the Colombia. The Peruvian coffee has a mild acidity. If you enjoy Colombian coffees, you will enjoy this Peruvian
- 3 regions: Coastal, Andean, Amazon.
- 2 ports in the North & South allows more flexibility to export coffee.
- Altitude: 1200m+ produce sweet coffee and sparkling acidity
- Top exporter for fair trade & organic; however, organic coffee is more susceptible to leaf rust and tends to have lower yields. To transition a farm from non-organic to organic, it takes 3 years of downtime, which is very hard for small farms to do