Notes: sweet with citric acidity and a smooth mouthfeel; chocolate, melon and almond flavor with an herbal finish
Varietals: Bourbon, Caturra, Typica
Elevation: 1,200 to 2,200 meters above sea level
Processing: Fully washed and dried on raised beds
CENFROCAFE is one of the strongest cooperatives in Peru, both in terms of volume and quality.
Coffee came to Peru in the mid 1700s and was most likely introduced by Dutch immigrants. The Dutch brought the Typica variety which still dominates especially amongst the older farms and micro-farms. The first coffee plantings were in Chinchao, Huanuco in Selva Central and disseminated from there to the Northern (Cajamarca) and Southern (Cusco and Puno) regions of the country. Peru had its first coffee shop in 1771 in Lima and started exporting coffee in 1887.