The coffee growing industry is a significant contributor to the growing business sector in Peru. The country boasts more than 110,000 coffee growers. These small, family run operations, rely on personal relationships and an abiding love of coffee to grow some of the best coffee beans on the face of the planet.
Smaller farms band together to form cooperatives that follow strict Fair Trade and organic guidelines. These co-ops help regulate the market and ensure that coffee farmers are paid fairly for their work. Cafe Britt’s relationships with these co-ops contributes to expanding the rights of these small farms.
The Andes mountains of Peru provide all the necessary qualities for delicious coffee: high elevation, lush valleys and rich soil. Peru is home to some of the most diverse vegetation in the world and as a result produces coffee beans with diverse flavors. Growers often plant trees over their coffee to shade the coffee beans and make sure they develop correctly.
The independent co-ops Cafe Britt works with select the finest coffee beans by scaling the sides of these mountains, harvesting beans at their tallest peaks and most hidden valleys.
The Peruvian farmers then lug these beans to fermentation tanks and avoid large pulping factories. Avoiding these large factories plays a huge role in preserving the environment and magnificent geography of Peru, and creates a sustainable growing model that guarantees the livelihoods of future generations of farmers.
Cafe Britt has worked to develop relationships with farmers across the country, and currently offers blends that represent the diverse geography that Peru has to offer.
We offer a one-of-a-kind blend, Valle Sagrado, made from beans grown in the “Sacred Valley” of Peru, along the Andes Mountain range. These beans are tended to by farmers who have spent generations perfecting a unique harvesting and drying process that results in coffee that delivers a light, fruity taste and earthy aroma.
Our Peruvian Dark Roast is blended from beans grown along the path that leads to the famous Machu Picchu. The unpredictable weather of this region weeds out weaker beans, and those that survive are hardened, hiding rich flavors inside. We dark roast these beans, allowing the natural oils to rise and emphasize the bold taste and rich honey flavor.
We purchase only the ripest coffee cherries and roast them in Peru before shipping them to your doorstep, so that you don’t have to brave the Machu Picchu trail in order to get your hands on these rare, premium coffees.