Peru

From the High Jungle to your roastery


SCA Score

81.5 - 86.5


Farmers

16


Price (USD/kg)

$2.10 USD - $8.82 USD

The 5th largest producer of Arabica in the world, this South American country is the biggest exporter of organic coffee with over 90 thousand certified organic hectares. Farms sit mainly on the Eastern slopes of the Andes on altitudes between 800 m and 2000 m above sea level. Peru is divided into 3 distinct regions: Costa (Coast), Sierra (Mountains) and Selva (Jungle). The coffee belt is referred to as Yunga or Selva Alta (High Jungle).

Coffee is one of the country’s main agricultural exports and grown in 450 districts, involving 223.902 families and creating 855 thousand jobs. The six main producing regions are Junín, San Martín, Cajamarca, Cusco, Amazonas y Huánuco. Together, they account for 91% of all Peruvian farms. The steep hillsides and tree coverage of the jungle area require handpicking, soaring the labour costs of the production and often offset by familiar labour. The average farm size is 3 hectares. Harvest runs from April to September.

Peru used to be known for coffees with a short shelf life. The green would simply not maintain its cup attributes for that long, a problem that has been linked to poorly dried coffee. As drying wasn’t even, the green would be unstable and tend to lose quality fast. This has been changing in the country in the last decade, especially since Peru embraced specialty as a strategy and began organizing Cup of Excellence in 2017. Better prices are motivating producers to invest in better practices and now Peruvian coffees are more and more consistent and stable. 

Algrano in Peru
Due to the commitment to their role in the supply chain, paying fairer prices for farmers (mainly through Fairtrade premiums) and encouraging social and environmental practices, only independent farms, cooperatives and associations are verified Algrano partners. Most of Algrano’s partners are based in Cajamarca, Amazonas and Junín. Many are young, innovative and quality-focused. Our Peruvian producers’ community nearly doubled in 2020, from 9 groups in 2019 to now 15 verified partners. In 2020, the platform partnered with the national organizers of Cup of Excellence to put off-listed lots on offer, all from small producers.

Featured coffees

  • JUMARP - EL PALTO
    Cooperativa De Servicios Multiples Juan Marco El Palto - JUMARP
    PE-80-202105 • Current harvest
    JUMARP - EL PALTO

    Offered by Cooperativa De Servicios Multiples Juan Marco El Palto - JUMARP Verified Seller

    • Peru
    • Fully washed
  • Free samples available
    JUMARP - GRACIAS A DIOS
    Cooperativa De Servicios Multiples Juan Marco El Palto - JUMARP
    PE-31-202105 • Current harvest
    JUMARP - GRACIAS A DIOS

    Offered by Cooperativa De Servicios Multiples Juan Marco El Palto - JUMARP Verified Seller

    • Peru
    • Fully washed
    • Dried fruit, Plum, Stone fruit
    • 85.0 points
  • Free samples available
    Cafe Buen Gusto del Valle - Alto La Florida
    Allpa Ruru S.A.C.
    PE-47-202104 • Current harvest
    Cafe Buen Gusto del Valle - Alto La Florida

    Offered by Allpa Ruru S.A.C. Verified Seller

    • Peru
    • Fully washed
    • Dried fruit, Caramel, Toffee
    • 83.5 points
  • Free samples available
    APROCASSI - La Estrella
    Cooperativa De Servicios Multiples Aprocassi
    PE-50-202105 • Current harvest
    APROCASSI - La Estrella

    Offered by Cooperativa De Servicios Multiples Aprocassi Verified Seller

    • Peru
    • Fully washed
    • Dried fruit, Cherry, Stone fruit
    • 84.5 points
  • Free samples available
    Coopagro PAKAMUROS
    COOPAGRO PERU
    PE-74-202104 • Current harvest
    Coopagro PAKAMUROS

    Offered by COOPAGRO PERU Verified Seller

    • Peru
    • Fully washed
    • Blackberry, Dried fruit, Raisin
    • 83.25 points
  • Free samples available
    Coopagro Andino
    COOPAGRO PERU
    PE-75-202105 • Current harvest
    Coopagro Andino

    Offered by COOPAGRO PERU Verified Seller

    • Peru
    • Fully washed
    • Dried fruit, Raisin, Nutmeg
    • 83.75 points
  • Free samples available
    Gran Mirador
    La Prosperidad De Chirinos
    PE-76-202104 • Current harvest
    Gran Mirador

    Offered by La Prosperidad De Chirinos Verified Seller

    • Peru
    • Dried fruit, Spice, Walnut
    • 83.75 points
  • Free samples available
    Aroma de Chirinos
    La Prosperidad De Chirinos
    PE-77-202104 • Current harvest
    Aroma de Chirinos

    Offered by La Prosperidad De Chirinos Verified Seller

    • Peru
    • Fully washed
    • Dried fruit, Clove, Mulling spices
    • 84.5 points
  • Dofan Willian Patilla Pineda - Finca Machaychiyoc - Calca - Cusco Ref PE340
    Allpa Ruru S.A.C.
    Dofan Willian Patilla Pineda - Finca Machaychiyoc - Calca - Cusco Ref PE340

    Offered by Allpa Ruru S.A.C. Verified Seller

    • Peru
    • Fully washed
    • Milk chocolate, Vanilla, Praline
    • 85.5 points

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