Peru's organic coffee
12:45 | Lambayeque (Lambayeque region), Sep. 18.
from Rodriguez de Mendoza Province in northern Amazonas region will be exported to the Asian country of South Korea
"We began with 20 families. Currently, after six years in the market, we rely on 348 associated families," microlote.coffee Marketing Head John Lozano expressed.
In this sense, Lozano indicated 858 ha are destined for coffee
production, where the yield per hectare is between 1,200 to 1,600 kg, depending on the land's fertilization and altitude.
Likewise, he indicated each family is the central axis of the association's work.
Furthermore, he pointed out that —at the beginning— they had exported just one organic coffee
container per year.
"Currently, our exportable supply surpasses 30 containers. Each container carries between 27,000 and 27,500 kg of coffee
. Aside from that, we work with micro-lots (…)," the producer told Andina news agency.
Lozano went on to add that in the case of South Korea
, they directly export to a chain of coffee shops based in Seoul and also through brokers, such as Peru Nor and HVC Exportaciones.
Moreover, he mentioned nearly 1% of the total production stays in Peru and is sold at coffee stores located in the capital, while 99% is destined for international markets.
Lastly, Lozano announced they project to participate in international fairs with the aim of promoting their product and entering new business rounds, as well as new markets.