Peru Coffee Buying 2017
According to Reuter’s, “Peruvian farmers will likely harvest some 300,000 tonnes of coffee this year, 13 percent more than in 2016.” Most of that coffee was produced during the early coffee season. When CEO Jack Kelly went to Peru Coffee Buying in 2017, he saw coffee blooming and maturing. He inspected freshly milled coffee at OVM Mill–the source for the coffee in Ladro Roasting’s Fremont Blend.
Pictured below are members of the El Milagro cooperative with Dana Foster (Atlas Coffee Importers) and Jack Kelly. The coop doubled in size last year with each member farm producing 20 bags of coffee. Natural springs in the region supply water for irrigation, which increases coffee quality and yield.
Edwardo shared a farm tour–he grows yucca and passion fruit in addition to coffee. Rice is another agricultural product of Peru.
To learn about other coffee buying trips, please read here.