Specialty coffees from Peru
Peru, rich in diversity from the Amazon jungle to golden beaches and the towering Andes, is not just the world’s 11th-largest coffee producer by quantity. It offers a unique tapestry of ten different producing regions, each contributing to its coffee’s distinctive cup profiles. This diversity mirrors Peru’s varied landscapes and climates, making its coffee industry a captivating blend of quality and regional uniqueness.
Brazil is the world’s biggest coffee producer, responsible for a third of coffee production globally. This has led many coffee enthusiasts to believe that Brazil’s emphasis on quantity makes producers forget about quality. We disagree.
Kamba import coffees from producers that might previously not have had access to the specialty export markets and shine a light on amazing quality coffees that exist across Brazil.
Partnerships - Chacra Café
Our sourcing partner in Peru is Chacra Café. Chacra collaborates with a curated group of coffee producers, primarily consisting of friends and neighbors, all deeply committed to the artistry of coffee production.
The overarching goal is to represent their farmer associates, providing roasters with maximum transparency and traceability. Their aim is to deliver a product they can proudly endorse, whether it’s a geisha micro-lot or a delectable chocolatey field blend crafted for espresso. Their commitment is to ensure that the farmer, rather than intermediaries, receives a fair and equitable price.
Personal relationships - Simon Brown
Simon, a former UK resident now living in Peru with his wife and toddler, founded Chacra driven by his love for coffee. The deliberate choice to avoid rapid growth prioritizes meticulous sourcing, ensuring sustained quality and principles. Recognizing the importance of growth for farmers, Chacra opts for a manageable rate to preserve its commitment to excellence, reflecting Simon’s enduring passion for the craft.
The coffee sector in Cajamarca relies heavily on numerous small-scale farmers. This is reflected in the prevalence of farms typically ranging from 2 to 3 hectares in size, with large estates being uncommon. On these farms, one can observe the presence of small pulpers and various home-built parabolic dryers. Additionally, in certain instances, farmers opt to dry parchment along the roadside. The lots we source through Chacra typically score 84+ from this region.