Peru Cajamarca FTO - Mishanango (2022 Crop)

Heavy body, semisweet chocolate, praline, almond
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Bag Weight 69 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2021/22
Status Spot
Lot Number P610139-1
  • 192 Bag(s)
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About This Coffee

This regional smallholder lot is both Fair Trade and Organic certified, and comes to us from the Chirinos district in the Cajamarca region of Peru.

Country of Origin Peru
Region Chirinos district, Cajamarca
Producer Type Cooperative
Farm Name Various smallholders
Co-Op Cooperativa Agraria NORCAFE Peru
Processing Washed
Processing Description 30 hour fermentation, solar dryers
Growing Altitude 1550m - 2100m
Harvest Season 2021/22
Bag Weight 69 KG BAG
Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra, Typica, Villa Sarchi
Certifications Fair Trade Organic, FLO Fairtrade Certified, Organic certified
Soil Sandy loam

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 Chirinos district, Cajamarca
  • Farm Name Various smallholders
  • Producer Type Cooperative
  • Processing Washed
  • Processing Description 30 hour fermentation, solar dryers
  • Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra, Typica, Villa Sarchi
  • Min Growing Altitude 1550m
  • Max Growing Altitude 2100m
  • Co-Op Cooperativa Agraria NORCAFE Peru
  • Soil Sandy loam
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot No
  • Status Spot
  • Certifications Fair Trade Organic, FLO Fairtrade Certified, Organic certified
  • Coffee Grade PER CA WA SHB MCM G1
  • CTRM Contract Number P610139-1
  • Country of Origin Peru
  • Warehouse The Annex

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