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Roast level:  medium

Characteristics:  dried fruit, roasted almond, cocoa

Varietals:  Caturra, Bourbon, Typica, Pache, Catimor

Processing:  washed

Certification:  Organic

Producer:  Various smallholders

Importer:  Genuine Origin

Size:  12 oz

Peru, Junin region, Organic

  • Peruvian Coffee Beans from Chanchamayo

    In the Quechua language of the Peruvian Andes, "Minca" embodies a unique camaraderie among farmers. During off-harvest seasons, neighboring groups traverse from one farm to another, pooling efforts to address each other's needs. This ethos of collective care, known as Minca, fosters a profound social bond within the community.


    Situated within the Central Highlands of Chanchamayo, spanning altitudes of 1500 to 2400 meters above sea level, this region is integral to Junin's broader landscape. Here, the coffee cherries yield a delightful array of flavors, from hints of cacao nibs to roasted almonds, intertwined with the freshness of clementine and green apple. Characterized by its pronounced acidity, creamy body, and harmonious balance, these fruit-forward coffees epitomize the essence of Chanchamayo.


    Organic Peruvian Coffee Beans

    Peru stands out as a leading producer of fair trade and certified organic coffee, distinguishing itself amidst the competitive global market. In response to shifting consumer preferences towards ethical and eco-conscious sourcing in the 1990s, Peru seized the opportunity to invest in organic certification, revitalizing farms and infrastructure with increased funding from the organic movement.


    Despite the benefits, organic farming poses challenges for farmers, requiring a substantial initial investment and leaving crops susceptible to disease and pests during the transition period. Recognizing these obstacles, Volcafe Peru, an affiliate of Genuine Origin, undertakes a comprehensive approach to ensure sustainable profitability in coffee production, irrespective of organic practices.


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