Peru Organic - El Corcobado

Chocolate, almond Rocca, Heath bar, cherry, nectarine
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Bag Weight 69 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2022/23
Status Spot
Lot Number P610886-1
  • 27 Bag(s)
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About This Coffee

From our friends at Origin Coffee Lab: "Often the favorite on the cupping table, Colasay is located south of Jaen. A single variety of Bourbon comprises 80-90 percent of this area’s production. We try to avoid blending this variety, so we have set up a local buying station here in order to source and manage lot bulking. Solid post-harvesting and the unique variety of Bourbon ensure that the quality of the product here is reliably good. Our price premiums are stimulating growth in local participation, which we hope will lead to an increase in volume this season.

This comité has the privilege of being surrounded by beautiful landscapes and virgin mountains. The climate for this area is a bit chilly, which allows for a slightly longer drying process. Visiting this group is very dependent on dry roads; any rain usually means that access to the area is not possible. Most of the farms require about 2.5 hours of hiking to reach, although some are accessible by motorcycle."

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 Washed
Variety Arusha, Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra, Marsellesa
Region Colasay, Cajamarca
Farm Name Various producers
Certifications Organic certified

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 Colasay, Cajamarca
  • Farm Name Various producers
  • Producer Type Small Holder Farmers
  • Processing Washed
  • Processing Description Sun-dried on tarps and some raised beds
  • Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Arusha, Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra, Marsellesa
  • Min Growing Altitude 1800m
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  • Status Spot
  • Certifications Organic certified
  • Coffee Grade PER CA WA SHB MCM G1
  • CTRM Contract Number P610886-1
  • Country of Origin Peru
  • Warehouse Continental NJ