Peru Organic FT, Single Origin
Varieties: Bourbon, Typica, Catuai, Caturra, Mundo Novo, Pache
Processing Methods: Washed
Tasting Notes: Slightly nutty, spicey, balanced.
This single origin is organic and fair trade.
Peruvian coffee is almost exclusively Arabica, with some 70 percent being of the typical variety, 20 percent caturra, and 10 percent other varieties. The vast majority of these coffees are grown by smallholder farmers in high-altitude locations in naturally shade protected conditions, where it is typically hand-picked and sun-dried.
Over 80% of national coffee production is certified organic. Coffee production is of extreme importance for export in Peru (as it accounts for more than a quarter of Peru’s overall exports – and in steady increase for 6 years). The future for coffee production increases year on year and it appears the future is favorable.