• Peru
  • June - October

Peru Organic Minca G1 SHB EP 2023

SKU: GEN23PEA
$4.47/lb$290.55/65lb box
  • Flavor: Black Cherry, Almond, Fig, Red Grape
  • Body: Medium
  • Acidity: Medium
  • Process: Washed
  • Moisture: 11.10%
  • Packaging: 65lb box
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Availability
East Coast: 9 Boxes
Cup Score: 84.5
Cupping Date: Jan '23

Peru Organic Green Coffee Beans Minca

In the Quechua language of the Peruvian Andes, Minca refers to a special camaraderie between farmers. During non-harvest periods, groups of neighbors travel from farm to farm, working together on what needs to be done. Then they move on to the next farm until everyone’s needs are met. This idea of caring for the whole – this social bond – is known as, Minca.

 

Peru is a top producer of fair trade and certified organic coffee – two key distinctions that help differentiate Peru green coffee from the highly competitive exports coming out of its neighboring countries. Organic farming on its own, however, can be a costly venture for farmers, starting with a three-year downtime as they transition their land.

 

That’s why the organic green coffee that Genuine Origin sources, in partnership with its sister company, Volcafe Peru, is produced with careful evaluation for sustainability – from an agricultural and operational perspective. Read more in our Peru Origin Report.

 

What does coffee from Peru taste like?

Peruvian coffee beans thrive in the high altitudes of the Andean peaks, slowly maturing into incredibly sweet cherries that are hand-picked for maximum ripeness. Chanchamayo accounts for around 16% of Peru’s coffee production, and coffee from this region balances nutty and chocolaty tones with sweet citrus notes in both flavor and aroma.

GEOGRAPHY:

Region Junin

Altitude 1200-1750

PRODUCER:

Various smallholders

VARIETY:

Caturra, Bourbon, Typica, Pache, Catimor

PROCESSING:

Washed

HARVEST TIME:

June - October