PERU Alto Mayo
About this Coffee
(Sourced from ORGANIC FARM)
Located in the northern part of the department of San Martín, in the jungle region of Peru, is the region known as Moyobamba. The jungle where it is located is also known as the Selva-Alta region, where the climate is temperate and humid tropical, thus, allowing this coffee region to thrive. Alto Mayo Cooperative consists of a dynamic team that works together to ensure the highest quality of sustainable, top quality coffee to it's customers. Since its inception, its activities were framed in
the cultivation of coffee in order to improve the production and quality of life of associated families.
History of Coffee in Peru
In 1897 the Belgian consul in Lima Peru wrote a report that “the coffee of Peru is delicious,” there was every reason to believe he was right. That same year, coffee exports had reached well over 20,000 bags, almost triple the 7,000 bags exported in 1894. But the turn of the century would prove to be a peak for that generation of Peruvian coffee exports. By 1913, exports had dropped back down to 9,000 bags. It would have been difficult to imagine on the eve of WWI that for most of the next 100 years Peru would be numbered among the top 10 coffee producing countries in the world, and even rise to the number 5 spot a few times. Looking back, it's not only easy to understand why, but easy to imagine increasing success in producing specialty coffee as a leading supplier of organic coffee.