5 lbs Green Coffee Beans Peru Amazonia COOP Certified ORGANIC SHB 2017 Crop
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It does not cost a lot more to buy ‘better’ coffee. If you get 32/8oz cups (Starbucks gets about 35 cups) out of a pound of coffee, for a$5.00per pound coffee the cup would cost15-16 cents. For each $1.00 more you pay, the cost per cup would go up about 3 cents. So if you buy a$7.00per pound coffee each cup would cost you about21-22 cents. So, do not ‘cheap’ yourself out of a better cup. Do the math!
You are buying 5 pounds of green (un-roasted) coffee beans. These beans are from Peru.
Peru Amazonia COOP Certified Organic - SHB
Coffee production came to Peru in the 1700s. After two centuries, the heirloom typica variety still comprises 60 percent of the country's exports. There are more than 110,000 coffee growers in Peru, most of whom are indigenous to these landscapes and speak Spanish as a second language. The average land-holding farmer lives on two or three hectares, hours away from the comforts of electricity and running water. Peru’s coffee exports account for two percent of both the national economy and the global coffee supply2, Peru is quickly building a global reputation for producing traditionally cultivated, shade grown, high quality Arabica beans.
Peruvian coffee farmers' landholdings are small, and the country's typical micro-wet-milling operation is even smaller. From May to September, farmers pick ripe cherries and carry them to hand pulpers and wooden fermentation tanks. This tradition of micro-wet-milling has protected Peru's water resources from the devastating effects of river-polluting pulping factories. After processing their coffee, most farmers hike their beans by foot or mule into the nearest town—a trip that can take anywhere from thirty minutes to eight hours. On Saturdays, the plaza of the closest town becomes a buying and selling station for the surrounding remote coffee growers. Farmers sell their coffee and buy goods for their homes before heading back up the mountainous foot trails.
ABOUT THE BEAN
This is an Organic certified SHB EP grade coffee from a cooperative in Peru. Located in the Lonya Grande district of the Amazonas region in Northern Peru, the cooperative currently includes more than 250 small scale farmers. This coffee is 95% over screen 15 and ranges in growing altitude from 1500 - 2100 masl. Varieties harvested by the cooperative include typica, caturra, pache, castillo, and bourbon.