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Coffee Origin: Junin Region, Chanchamayo Province, South America
Coffee Certifications: Fair Trade Organic, Bird Friendly
The cup has soft rose hips & white chocolate in the aroma, followed by a mellow walnut-squash with ginger flavor finishing clean & smooth.
Our Peru La Florida is a grade AA specialty coffee. For a brighter taste experience, try this coffee in our Crisp Light Roast.
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This coffee is produced by a cooperative of small farmers in the remote Chanchamayo region of northeast Peru. It is shade grown at an altitude of 4,600 - 5,000 feet above sea level and is prepared by the wet method and sun dried outside on cement patios.
Peru is the largest producer of organic coffee in the world and La Florida's production is certified as such. Much is also Fair Trade certified. Additionally, this coffee meets the sustainability criteria of Utz Certified. Mindful of the environment, care is taken by La Florida during pulping, fermenting, and washing to protect the area's biodiversity. The cooperative promotes agricultural harmony with nature, practicing soil conservation. Varietals produced are original Typica, Bourbon and Caturra, all 100% Arabica. Shade is provided by Inga and other native forestall trees The additional Fair Trade revenues enable La Florida to fund various programs for education, environment, health and other social initiatives.
Grade indicators, which vary by country, are used to describe the largest beans: AA in India, Kenya, Tanzania, and Papua New Guinea or AAA in Peru. Beans with a screen size of 17 or 18 (17-18/64 of an inch) are assigned the "AA" which denotes the size, shape and density of the bean. It is a well-known fact that the largest bean is going to produce more of the treasured oils that give your coffee the fabulous aroma and intense flavor.
Florida means flower in Spanish.
Flag description: Three equal, vertical bands of red (hoist side), white, and red with the coat of arms centered in the white band; the coat of arms features a shield bearing a vicuna (representing fauna), a cinchona tree (the source of quinine, signifying flora), and a yellow cornucopia spilling out coins (denoting mineral wealth); red recalls blood shed for independence, white symbolizes peace.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chanchamayo_Province http://royalcoffee.com http://fairtradeusa.org/producer-profiles/cac-la-florida http://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/br.html
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