Peru Cajamarca APU, CENFROCAFE

The Cup

Roast Level: Light

Cupping Notes: Creamy dark chocolate, lime and clove flavors with a mild nutty aftertaste

The Specs

Varietal Typica, Caturra, and Bourbon
Proc Method Fully washed and sun dried on-site

The Story

CENFROCAFE is one of the strongest cooperatives in Peru, both in terms of volume and quality. They have programs in place to increase production through organic fertilization also keeping plants healthy which is extremely helpful during coffee leaf rust outbreaks. CENFROCAFE produces about 120,000 quintales (1 quintal = 100 lbs) of coffee per year being one of the leading cooperatives in the country in volume. The average production per hectare is about 22 quintales which is high for organic production around the world. CENFRO recommends its producers to fertilize with Guano de Isla, phosphore ore, and Ulexite to achieve these yields.

In terms of quality, CENFROCAFE is one of the top exporters in Peru as well. They have placed in the top places in national competitions having a big potential for microlots and excellent delivery and consistent full containers.