Peru Cedruyoc Organic
- December 2019
- Written by : Jay Cunningham
Senior Business Development Manager / Green Coffee Buyer
This lot comes from a single small-scale farmer, Juan José Juillca Siguña, a community leader in the village of Alto Cedruyoc and the growing farmer organization Valle Inca.
While most smallholder coffees are bulked — small lots of from many farms blended together to build large lots to bring to market — a small number of quality-focused organizations are beginning to combine the traditional practice of bulking with the more recent practice of lot separation for coffees of higher quality that can command premiums in the marketplace. This lot is the happy result of one of those efforts and one of those organizations.
Our Peru sourcing program has been centered historically in the traditional coffee region of Jaén in Northern Peru. This lot is the product of our initial explorations of the Cusco region in Southern Peru together with our friends at Red Fox Coffee Merchants, which began two seasons ago. It is the only lot we will source this year from Southern Peru.