Peru Treasures

Single farmer coffee that exceeds any expectation

$ 4.00 USD

Product Description

In general

  • Average farm size: Less than 2 hectares
  • Harvesting season: May - October
  • Process: Almost only washed processed at the farms in tiny micro mills
  • Fermentation: Mainly dry fermented in small wood or concrete tanks. Some are doing wet fermentation.
  • Drying: On plastic on the ground, rooftops, parabolic dryers etc. A few are using tables/African beds.
  • Altitudes: Mainly 1600 - 2000 masl
  • Varieties: Bourbon, Typica, Caturra, Catuai, Pache, Costa Rica, Catimor. Recently good amounts of Geisha planted
  • They measure picking in “Lata” (buckets) 1 lata is 13,5 kg cherry
  • 20 lata is 1 quintal of greens (46 kg) but is counted in parchment quintal, meaning enough parchment to produce 46kg of greens after milling, in this case 55.2 kg of parchment
  • They measure in hectares, but do also use the name cuadra or manzanas.
  • Normal yield on average farms is about 15-18 quintales of greens per hectare. The really well managed farms can easily double the volumes per hectare.


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