Peru Seleccion Callayuq, Cajamarca Microlot Organic

Dulce de leche, honeydew melon, satsuma & milk chocolate
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Bag Weight 69 Kg Bags
Harvest Season 2020/21
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Lot Number P8001525-1
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About This Coffee

This regional selection is sourced from smallholder farmers in the subregion of Callayuq in Cajamarca, northern Peru. These producers typically follow organic practices on farms averaging 3ha in size. Farm elevations range up to 1,800masl and cultivate Caturra, Catuai and Catimor varieties.

Origin Peru
Subregion Callayuq, Cajamarca
Harvest Season 2020/21
Producer Type Small Holder Farmers
Processing Washed
Growing Altitude >1800m
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Catimor, Catuai, Caturra
Coffee Grade PER CA WA SHB MCM G1
Screen Size 15 Up
Certifications Organic
Bag Weight 69 Kg Bags
Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact

The Region

The district of Callayuq belongs to the province of Cutervo located in at the north of Cajamarca and is one of the most rugged geographies of the province with lowland areas at 895 m.a.s.l. up to its highest point 2817 m.a.s.l. Needless to say this wide range of altitudes allows the district to have many different ecosystems and landscapes.

Callayuq is made up of many natural forests
covered with native species of trees and shrubs which provide a dense coverage and harbor an important biodiversity of flora and wildlife of high bioecological value. Between 1200 and 1800 MASL where the weather is warm and humid enough during the day and cool and dry during the night, coffee farmers strive to collect and process high quality coffee cherries. Aside of coffee, livestock farming, sugar cane, rice and tropical fruits ar also important economic activities in Cayalluq.

The Process

Coffee production is an art, requires dedication, passion, and commitment. In this region farmers have learnt how take the best advantage of the land understanding the characteristics, climate, and elevation of the region. Washed coffee it is the traditional processing in the region.

Usually, farmers start their activities early in the morning, after breakfast. They walk to the field to
pick the best cherries. At the end of the day they float the cherries in water to sort out the ripe and overripe cherries. The next step is removing the pulp out of the skin also known as depulping. The de-pulper can be a hand crank or mechanical, depending on their access to electric power.

The cherries are left in the tanks to ferment overnight until they are ready to be washed. Once the coffee is thoroughly washed, the coffee is sun dried on concrete patios. If the weather is sunny, this process takes about 9 - 10 days.

Once the coffee if fully dried the coffee is bagged and stored until the time comes to bring it to our buying units.

  • Status Spot
  • Subregion Callayuq, Cajamarca
  • Producer Type Small Holder Farmers
  • Processing Washed
  • Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Certifications Organic
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Catimor, Catuai, Caturra
  • Coffee Grade PER CA WA SHB MCM G1
  • Growing Altitude >1800m
  • Screen Size 15 Up
  • Origin Peru
  • Warehouse VOLLERS GROUP UK
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  • CTRM Contract Number P8001525-1
  • Price Per Kg £6.50