Peru Norandino 100% Organic - Fairtrade Coffee Beans

Vanilla, Butter, Sweet

This washed process Peruvian coffee comes from the Canchaque region. The beans are a mixture of Bourbon and Typica varietals grown at approx 1800masl. The medium  roasted coffee has a very smooth caramel aroma and well balanced profile with a subtle orange acidity, a toasted nutty flavour and notes of milk chocolate orange.

Coop Norandino (formerly known as CEPICAFE) was founded in March 1995 with 200 members. Today the group has grown into a second level non-profit organisation which represents coffee and sugar cane producers of the Piuran mountains of northeastern Peru. Norandino’s primary objectives are to sell 100% of their coffee to the speciality market, to strengthen their organisation, and to establish respectful and collaborative commercial alliances with their international network of buyers.

Through the consolidation of member organisations under the Norandino umbrella, producers are now active and respected agents for sustainable development in their region. They have worked collectively to improve quality and overall production under certified organic practices, and have increased their exports from 550 qq of coffee in 1997 to nearly 40,000 qq into specialty markets in North America, Europe and Asia. Farmers also enjoy access to financing and to development projects. This has facilitated the diversification of their production base to include a range of products from panela (raw brown sugar), jams and cocoa, to crafts and tourism.

The majority of Peruvian coffee production comes from small farms owned and managed by the indigenous people of Peru.  Producers follow organic farm management practices and tend to cultivate coffee on just a few acres of land.  Crop diversity is of great importance and coffee grows amongst shade trees, bananas, corn, and beans.  The small coffee farms generally belong to regional cooperatives that focus on investing in social programs, using the collective resources generated from coffee sales.  Cooperatives focus on environmental training programs, healthcare initiatives, and educational opportunities.


£8.00 GBP In stock

Tasting and Cupping notes

Fragrance/Aroma floral, sweet biscuits, vanilla, butter

Acidity low

Body low

Sweetness yes

Clean Cup yes

Crust biscuit dry

Flavour toasty, dry

Roaster's notes

Medium Roast