Peru Organic Natural - El Palto

Blackberry jam, orange marmalade, strawberry, honey
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Bag Weight 69 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2022/23
Status Spot
Lot Number P611449-1
  • 10 Bag(s)
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About This Coffee

This Organic-certified lot comes from the Asociacion de Productores Cafetaleros Juan Marco El Palto (JUMARP), also known as "El Palto." The cooperative is located in the Amazonian Andes in northern Peru. Founded in 2003 by 35 small farmers, the association now consists of 189 active members with a total area of 549 hectares in production. Women represent 40 of the organizations families, including continual representation 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 is comprised of Typica, Pache, Caturra, and Bourbon varieties, and was grown at a range of 1600-1800 masl.

Country of Origin Peru
Harvest Season 2022/23
Coffee Grade PER CA WA SHB MCM G1
Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
Plant Species Arabica
Processing Natural/Dry Processed
Variety Bourbon, Catimor, Caturra, Pache, Typica
Region Amazonas
Co-Op Asociacion de Productores Cafetaleros Juan Marco El Palto (JUMARP)
Farm Name Various producers
Certifications Organic Certified NOP

History of Coffee in Peru

In 1897 the Belgian consul in Lima Peru wrote a report that “the coffee of Peru is delicious,” there was every reason to believe he was right. That same year, coffee exports had reached well over 20,000 bags, almost triple the 7,000 bags exported in 1894. But the turn of the century would prove to be a peak for that generation of Peruvian coffee exports. By 1913, exports had dropped back down to 9,000 bags. It would have been difficult to imagine on the eve of WWI that for most of the next 100 years Peru would be numbered among the top 10 coffee producing countries in the world, and even rise to the number 5 spot a few times. Looking back, it's not only easy to understand why, but easy to imagine increasing success in producing specialty coffee as a leading supplier of organic coffee. 

Growing Coffee in Peru

Peru is made up of a wide variety of landscapes, from long beaches to high mountains, from the desert to the largest rain forest. In the north, the second highest mountain rage, the Andes, goes through Cajamarca department and converges with the Amazon, creating complex and diverse orographies and microclimates. Cajamarca’s inter-Andean valleys have hosted coffee crops for more than 200 years and concentrate almost 43% of the total Peruvian coffee production, not only because of its vast lands but because of an ancient coffee tradition that goes back to the XVIII century, when the first coffee crops were brought in and started to be nurtured by the many generations of producers in the region. Coffee has been part of their lives for so long that their inhabitants’ experiences and learnings are inextricably linked to it.  

  • Region Amazonas
  • Farm Name Various producers
  • Producer Type Cooperative
  • Processing Natural/Dry Processed
  • Processing Description Sun-dried on raised beds and solar dryers
  • Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Bourbon, Catimor, Caturra, Pache, Typica
  • Min Growing Altitude 1600m
  • Max Growing Altitude 1800m
  • Co-Op Asociacion de Productores Cafetaleros Juan Marco El Palto (JUMARP)
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot Yes
  • Status Spot
  • Certifications Organic Certified NOP
  • Coffee Grade PER CA WA SHB MCM G1
  • CTRM Contract Number P611449-1
  • Country of Origin Peru
  • Warehouse Continental NJ