Tasting notes: Sweet, creamy and smooth with coconut and floral notes
Region: Lambayeque region, Andes Mountains, Northern Peru
Producer: Small farm-holder, central washing station
Variety: Arabica -Typica & Caturra
Altitude: Strictly High Grown - 1,300+ MASL
Processing Method: Fully Washed
Drying Method: Sun-dried (drying tables)
Harvest: July - September
Grade: 1

Peru is the second largest producer of coffee in South America, with plenty of variety to offer and thousands of plantations spread across several distinct growing regions.

The Andes Mountain range in the north of Peru, where this Grade 1 single origin is grown, provides rich soils, high altitude and an ideal climate for coffee growing.

Most Peruvian coffee is grown organically by small farm-holders or co-ops. This coffee is SHB - strictly grown at high altitudes. The benefit of higher altitude coffee is the lower oxygen and harsh conditions causing the plants to grow slower. The nutrient rich soil provides the coffee plant with nutrients and the slowed growth allows flavours a longer time to develop further resulting in a denser coffee fruit and a more flavourful coffee in the cup.

Peru had a colourful history with growing coffee, from military dictatorships to government land reforms and incentives to grow coffee with the goal of improving the counties socio-economic environment.

It wasn’t until the 1990s when ethical coffee beginning in Peru caused a boom for the product, helped by comparatively low prices at the time.

Peru has been the world’s largest exporter of organic coffee, with over 90,000 hectares of certified organic coffee. This is mainly because the small farmers could not invest in pesticides.

With over 230,000 Peruvian families relying on coffee production, the influence of fair-trade organisations and cooperatives that help consolidate efforts has significantly benefited the Peruvian coffee market.


SKU BPL00000
Brand Bliss

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