Peru - La Coipa Organic
Peru - La Coipa Organic
Peru - La Coipa Organic
  • SKU: Peru - La Coipa #3 - Organic - Pkg - R12SW
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Peru - La Coipa Organic



FLAVOR NOTES: Lemon-Grapefruit Citrus, Almond, Dark Chocolate

BDCS Cupping Score: 84

REGION: Cajamarca

PRODUCER: Santuario Cooperative

FARM: Small-holder farms

VARIETY: Caturra, Typica



HARVEST: July-September

Since 2017, we’ve been consistently inspired by Santuario’s commitment to honesty and transparency, their dedication to education and growth, and their devotion to quality as a way to add real value to people’s lives. Led by president Gonzalo Guevara and general manager Ismael Alarcon, Santuario has grown rapidly in the three years since its founding, currently supporting an active membership of over 400 smallholder producers and producer groups. Working with a mission to help smallholder producers get the best possible prices for coffee through quality improvement, Santuario also offers technical field assistance, sending individuals with agricultural experience and training to offer advice on soil fertility, cultivation techniques, harvesting, and post-harvest practices in order to improve quality. Uniting smallholder producers from northern Peru’s ecologically diverse Cajamarca region, Santuario’s long- term goals include helping farmers renovate their farms with the best-tasting and most resilient coffee varieties, controlling pests and soil fertility through organic means, helping farmers navigate the effects of climate change, and helping scale improved drying practices as the coop grows. In addition to helping farmers access the specialty market, Santuario’s focus on long-term sustainability offers a path to long- term profitability for smallholders

REGION: In Peru, 223,000 Peruvian families have committed some 425,000 hectares to coffee production, and an additional 300,000+ individuals are reliant upon the coffee industry in some way. Production remains centred in the region of Cajamarca in the north of the country, where half of all the country’s coffee is grown. Over seventy percent of this is Typica followed by Caturra (20 percent), and others (10 percent), though other varieties are grown as well. Coffee is also produced in other regions such as Cusco and Junín to the south.

Source: Mercanta Coffee Hunters