Peru Seleccion Callayuq (2022)

Apple, lemon, chocolate, caramel
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Bag Weight 69 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2021/22
Status Spot
Lot Number P8001890-4
  • 28 Bag(s)
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About This Coffee

This edition of our 'Seleccion' series is from the micro-region of Callyuq in Cutervo, Cajamarca. Farmers in this region typically cultivate the varieties of Caturra, Catuai and Catimor at altitudes up to and exceeding 2,000masl. 

Origin Peru
Subregion Callyuq, Cutervo, Cajamarca
Harvest Season 2021/22
Producer Type Small Holder Farmers
Processing Washed
Growing Altitude 1200m - 1800m
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Catimor, Catuai, Caturra
Coffee Grade PER CA WA SHB MCM G1
Screen Size 15 Up
Bag Weight 69 KG BAG
Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact

The Region

The region of Callayuc is one of the districts of the Cutervo province, Cajamarca, in the north of Peru. It is a territory that features a typical tropical jungle with abundant biodiversity and fertile valleys in its centre. Its altitude varies from 690 masl. at its lowest point to more than 2,800 masl at its highest point. Its geographical conditions allow the existence of a vast flora and fauna, and local producers cover the agricultural lands of Cullayuc with permanent crops and natural forests, especially with coffee.

A few minutes from Callayuc, is the Viluco Waterfall, also known as "bridal veil". This is a beautiful waterfall located in a warm climate that tourists can easily access. On the way to the waterfall, you can appreciate impressive views, characteristic of the northern Peruvian Andes.

Also, in the Callayuc region you will find Cerro Pabellon, which is a mountain peak that exceeds 2200 meters above sea level and is mostly surrounded by forest. This peak is also part of a chain of local mountains, with endemic characteristics and is considered a wildlife refuge. Very close to this peak is the Cordillera del Wissus, also known as Huichus, which has a maximum altitude of 2817 meters above sea level. This mountain range is home to reserve water sources and refuge of important wildlife, varied flora, and intertropical fauna.

The Process

Callayuc is a territory with very fertile soils, where local producers take advantage of this resource to cultivate different crops such as oranges, cocoa, bananas, passion fruit and coffee, being the last one, one of the main sources of economic income for many local families.

In this region, two types of climates predominate: the warm-dry tropical climate characteristic of a forest and the semi-humid temperate climate in the peripheral zones. The warm-dry tropical climate is ideal to obtain a coffee with a strong, sweet flavor with berries notes and a medium acidity

The fermentation process, the washing of the coffee with clean water and the drying in a solar tent that the local producers carry out during the harvest, make this a high-quality coffee. Due to the previously mentioned processes, the coffee produced in Callayuc is also exported to other regions of Peru and internationally, with the objective of satisfying the palate of the most exquisite coffee lovers.

  • Subregion Callyuq, Cutervo, Cajamarca
  • Producer Type Small Holder Farmers
  • Processing Washed
  • Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Catimor, Catuai, Caturra
  • Min Growing Altitude 1200m
  • Max Growing Altitude 1800m
  • Screen Size 15 Up
  • On Sale Yes
  • Top Lot No
  • Price Per Kg £6.25
  • Status Spot
  • Coffee Grade PER CA WA SHB MCM G1
  • CTRM Contract Number P8001890-4
  • Origin Peru
  • Warehouse Vollers Group Uk