Selva Andina #2 (Organic)
The coffees in this Selva Andina blend were initially intended to be single producer micro-lots, but the season has been challenging for our producers due to Covid-19, meaning the volumes and lot sizes for their top qualities have been low. The coffees are still outstanding and we still want to support our producers, so we created this “micro-lot blend” coffees from 11 producers. They each contributed between one and four bags to this blend.
This specific lot is made up of coffee from 14 producers. They are smallholders with 1-3 hectares each, located in high altitudes in Cajamarca and Amazonas. The altitude of the farms ranges from 1400 – 2000 masl. They mainly grow Caturra, Catuai, Pache and Costa Rica. The farmers have their small individual beneficios where they depulp, ferment, wash and dry the coffee themselves. Fermentation time after depulping is normally between 15-48 hours. Drying takes 12-25 days.
For the lots to qualify for the blend they have to cup above 86 points with distinct flavours, have good physical properties and be within our standards on humidity and aW to maximize shelf life. The deliveries can be as little as a few bags at a time, and every lot is evaluated individually before it is approved as part of the quality blend.
All the coffees are certified Organic, and the producers also receive a significant quality premium for the coffee delivered to this lot. Cedros is also under the umbrella of a sustainability project called “Cafe Selva Norte” to which 0.11 USD/kg is indirectly contributed by you through Nordic Approach.
Cafe Selva Norte is a coffee quality and training program and the cooperative is committed to reforestation as part of their sustainability initiative. For more details and to learn more about the sustainability project, scroll down to the origin section, or ask us for more information.