Full bodied, chocolates, red fruits
Laguna de los Cóndores is a coffee-growing region in Peru, named for the condors that soar above the mountains. Farmers here are proud of their heritage and the high-quality coffee they produce. They credit the Chillaos, their ancestors, for discovering the potential of high-altitude coffee and for passing down their skills and knowledge to future generations.
Most Peruvian coffee growers are small-scale and process their own coffee on the farm. The majority of the coffee is Fully washed, and the cherry is pulped, fermented and dried in the sun. Some farmers are adopting new drying techniques, such as greenhouses and parabolic beds, to improve the quality of their coffee and access specialty markets.
Farmers in Peru often sell their coffee in parchment to cooperatives, or to middlemen if they are not members. Cooperatives provide a valuable support network for farmers, helping them to access markets and protect their income. However, currently only 15-25% of smallholder farmers have joined a cooperative.
Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra, Pache, Typica
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