Peruvian coffee gets us all excited, and we think you’ll love it too! Not only does the higher altitude and ample shade of the Andes Mountains provide an ideal environment for cultivating super high-quality Arabica beans, but Peru is also one of the leading producers of organic and Fair Trade certified coffees.
Most of the coffee grown in Peru is cultivated on small farms found high in the Andes Mountains that are less than two or three hectares in size and that sit at nearly 6000 feet above sea level. The coffee is generally picked by hand, and processed in small-scale wet mills.
There are many challenges to the coffee industry in Peru due to the poor roads, the isolated locations of the farms and complications associated with micro wet milling. However, in recent years the Agricultural Ministry in Peru has introduced more modern farming methods and encouraged the development of farmer organizations. This more organized and centralized system with an emphasis on certified coffees has resulted in higher quality coffee. Hurray! So grab a bag, and enjoy a cup in the early morning New Mexico sunshine!