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Barro Negro – Organic

Through extensive cupping, Maria’s farm Limon II, Evaristo’s farm El Guayaquil, and Wilmer’s farm El Pedregal, have each been singled out as some of the top lots from the region this year. All three farms are located in the town of Barro Negro, around 1.5 hours from the Alpes Andinos, our exporting partners in Peru, headquarters in Jaen; high in the Cajamarca department. This lot is the combination of each of these amazing farms.

  • Farm Barro Negro
  • Varietal Caturra, Pache, Typica
  • Process Fully washed
  • Altitude 1,800 – 1,850 meters above sea level
  • Town / City Barro Negro, La Coipa
  • Region Cajamarca
  • Owner Maria Nieves Tantalean (Limon II), Evaristo Neira (El Guayaquil) & Wilmer Neira (El Pedregal)
  • Tasting Notes Caramel, sweet, cherry
  • Farm Size 5 hectares
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Barro Negro – Organic

All three producers are considered founders of the association, having been members since its inception in 2019. Since its beginnings, producers have benefited greatly, as not only can members receive a higher price for his quality products, but also can attend training sessions on topics such as how to make their plots more productive. This drive to develop better coffee is one promoted by the association, believing that producing great quality, leads to producer empowerment and wider benefits for all coffee families.

About Peru

Coffee was introduced to Peru in the mid-18th century via neighbouring Ecuador but was not commercially exported until the late 19th century. Production was only increased significantly after the turn of the 20th century, when Peru’s default on a loan owed to the British Government saw over two million hectares of land transferred to Britain (under the name of ‘The Peruvian Country’) as a repayment. A full quarter of this was put under agricultural production, including coffee, and it was at this point that export trade began in earnest.