Peru is located on the west coast of South America. The climate in this country is very diverse. There are tropical areas, a dry desert area and a temperate to cold climate in the Andes mountains. In the latter area coffee is mainly grown. In the foothills of the Andes there are many small coffee plantations. Due to a lack of resources, the population is obliged to grow as naturally as possible. Partly because of this, Peru is the first coffee country with a fair trade certificate and the country is the leader when it comes to the export of organic coffee.
The Coöperatie Asociación de Productores Cafetalores Juan Marco El Palto is also called JUMARP and consists of 549 hectares in the Selva Alta, Northern Peru. It was founded in 2003 by José Carranza Barboza, along with 35 other farmers. The association was established to develop a new way of growing and exporting coffee. In 2012, the El palto program was introduced by them. Funds from Fairtrade and other organic organizations.
Manufacturing process The berries are picked between June and August. After picking, the coffee berries are processed according to the washed method. This means that the berries are washed immediately after picking in a large water tank. The ripe berries sink to the bottom and the unripe remain floating and can be filtered out. Then the flesh is removed from the kernel in a pulp machine. The beans may then continue fermenting or fermenting in a water bath. After this process, the beans are washed again to wash off the last mucus layer and the beans are laid to dry. This process takes about 2 weeks.