The Farms

Coffee

 
The Harvest
Picking Ripe Coffee Beans (coffee cherries) - Typica varietal.
Coffee Harvest
Ripe Bourbon Coffee in Santa Teresa, Peru.
Ripe Cherries
Holding out some ripe coffee cherries.
Yellow Caturra
Beautiful yellow caturra coffee cherries just about ready for harvest.
Coffee Cherries
Picked mundo novo and yellow caturra coffee cherries ready for depulping.
Raul
Raul displaying his daily haul of ripe Typica coffee cherries.
Wet Mill
Here at the small wet mill we de-pulp the coffee cherries.
Fermenting Coffee
Coffee is fermented with or without water - once or twice depending on the farmer, beans, and overall strategy.
Separating Beans
After fermentation, water is passed through the tank. Lesser quality beans (insect damaged, chipped or broken beans, or other defects) will float to the top and be taken away by the flowing water down the canal. The highest quality beans sink and remain in the tank.
Drying
Due to the sometimes unpredictable weather, many farmers use greenhouses to ensure even drying and avoid rain damage. Some also use raised tables to promote airflow and more efficient drying.
Parchment Coffee
Reaching 12% humidity is crucial to providing a stable, quality product. The coffee bean and surrounding silverskin is protected by the parchment which will be removed just prior to export.
Drying Coffee
The smell of freshly drying parchment coffee.
Pealed Green Coffee Beans
Pealing the outer parchment reveals the raw "green" coffee bean.

On the "food forest" farms of Peruvian Amazon and Andes, we harvest and process coffee, cacao, turmeric and ginger.

Working on Farms Throughout the "Eyebrow of the Jungle"

The Farms

Campesino Mateo

Bringing the pure flavors of Peru to the world

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