• Peru
  • June - October

Peru Organic Minca G1 Washed 2024

SKU: GEN24PEA
$4.62/lb$300.30/65lb box
  • Flavor: Dark Chocolate, Roasted Almond, Clementine, Green Apple, Raisin
  • Body: Medium
  • Acidity: Medium
  • Process: Washed
  • Moisture: 12.40%
  • Packaging: 65lb box
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Cup Score: 84.25
Cupping Date: Oct '23

Peruvian Coffee Beans from Chanchamayo

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.

 

The Central Highlands of Chanchamayo are spread across 1500 to 2400masl and are part of the larger region of Junin. The fruit-forward coffees that grow here are filled with notes of cacao nibs, roasted almonds, and fresh fruit like clementine and green apple, with intense acidity, a creamy body, and good balance.

 

Organic Peruvian Coffee Beans

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. In the 1990s, big brands shifted their sourcing direction towards fair trade, ecological, and humane coffees. Peru saw an opportunity and began investing in organic certification.

 

Increased funds from the organic movement helped to revitalize farms and infrastructure. In just ten years, coffee cultivation land grew from 163,000 hectares to 215,000 hectares in 2005. Today, 375,000 hectares are dedicated to coffee production with over 90,000 hectares certified organic.

 

Organic farming on its own, however, can be a costly venture for farmers, starting with a three-year downtime as they transition their land. Organic farming can also leave crops vulnerable to disease and pestilence. That’s why Genuine Origin’s sister company, Volcafe Peru draws on a deep evaluation to making coffee production sustainably profitable year after year, organic or otherwise.

 

Peru Green Coffee Beans

Peru is the world’s 5th largest producer of Arabica coffee and it is gaining in popularity. The thin air, soaring altitudes, and fertile soil throughout Peru come together to form a breathtaking environment where coffee thrives. But sharing a border with the largest coffee-producing nation in the world is not easy. While Brazil’s efficiency and price points are unmatched, Peru finds its footing in differentiation and variety, making every harvest something to look forward to. Learn more in our Peruvian Coffee Origin Report.

GEOGRAPHY:

Region Junin

Altitude 1200-1750

PRODUCER:

Various smallholders

VARIETY:

Caturra, Bourbon, Typica, Pache, Catimor

PROCESSING:

Washed

HARVEST TIME:

June - October