Purchase Planning Peru

Posted on October 26th, 2021

PURCHASE PLANNING

We have designed our purchase planning tools with you in mind to make buying coffee with us smoother than ever. By purchase planning, you can make decisions based on the most up-to-date information on current crop offerings with expert guidance from our sales reps working closely with our green buyers at origin. Planning ahead for this year’s Peruvian harvest allows you first access to a wider variety of fresh-crop lots, the opportunity for greater possible creative sourcing outside our typical offerings, and the assurance of coverage throughout the year until the following harvest season. Peru offers a wide variety of versatile cup profiles and our sales reps are here to plan ahead with you to find creative solutions for your business needs, whatever they may be!

Peru, famous for its mild cup profiles and relative affordability, has long been an appealing blend component to roasters worldwide, however, in recent years our green buyers have explored new partnerships to source and develop exciting microlot offerings of great complexity. Whether you are looking for a reliable base for a house blend or a standout single-origin offering, we are happy to guide you through the vast possibilities that Peruvian coffee represents.

PARTNERS & RELATIONSHIPS

Our partnerships in Peru are among some of our tightest and most well-established relationships. For years we have worked closely with Lima Coffees to explore Regional Select and Microlot offerings from Cajamarca that are as exceptional as they are sturdy, proving that Peru has much more to offer beyond the blender options the country has historically built its reputation on. We cup and approve coffees, visit farms, and continually discuss possible progressive developments with our partners, as we strive to meet the needs of our customers.

TIMELINE

Planning now always pays off later, here’s how simple planning can be:

OCTOBER

Reach out to your sales rep about your needs in October and early November. By getting in touch ahead of time, you can take advantage of a larger selection of offerings to choose from.

NOVEMBER

Samples for FTO offerings from Peru will become available in early November. We expect Regional Select and Microlot samples to become available for cupping and approval later in the month.

OCTOBER / NOVEMBER

FTO coffees have already shipped. Regional Select offerings have been approved and are awaiting shipment confirmation. We expect to see Microlot offerings shipping soon.

DECEMBER / JANUARY

These coffees will become available after arrival between December and January. See below for more details on shipment and arrivals.

CURRENT CROP

Our producer partners and counterparties confirm that the harvest this year has been earlier than predicted.

We have already cupped samples from Peru this year that have been of higher quality than the standard of the last two years.

Due to pandemic disruptions, ongoing logistical bottlenecks have resulted in a global shipping backlog and a shortage of containers has affected the capacity to ship from Peru. As a result, we are facing delays in shipments.

As we strive to work closely with our customers, our current offerings are generally representative of the needs of our specialty coffee community here in Australia. That being said, we have access to coffees far beyond our offerings list thanks to our extensive sourcing programs around the world — all you need to do is reach out to us. If there’s something that you’re looking for, we’d love to work with you and our sourcing team to turn your needs into a reality.

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