We've just received three bags of Cooparm SHB MCM Organic/Fair Trade from Peru. We're excited to roast some and try it!
This coffee has had quite the trip!
Cultivated by small owner operated plantations in the hills of North Eastern Peru, this coffee would have been first delivered to a local Co-op where it would be dried, processed (removing the soft cherry exterior) and machine cleaned and sorted, before being sent to the Peruvian producer Cooperativa Agraria de Rodríguez de Mendoza Co-op (COOPARM), for storage and shipping.
It would then be trucked to the Port Calleo, where it would have been loaded into a container for the sea voyage, via the Panama Canal to Montreal.
After clearing customs in Montreal, the coffee bags would be stored in our brokers warehouse before being picked up by Western Canada Express who would truck it to their warehousing facility in Saskatoon. From there it would be transferred to another truck for the trip to Hometown Grocery in Medstead, who kindly receive our coffee for us.
From Medstead we picked the bags up in our mini-van, and wheeled them on our dolly to our downstairs coffee room .... where they sit, waiting for us to roast them for you!
More about this fine coffee in our next post!