Guersy de la Cruz

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Guersy Michael Milian de la Cruz joined the Asociación de Productores Cafetaleros Juan Marco „El Palto“ (JUMARP) in 2012. He farms his Finca Fundo Don Eulalio in Gracias a Dios while taking care of his young family.


During the harvest season, coffee is selectively handpicked. This labor-intensive process usually involves the entire family. Some larger farms may hire local day laborers to help with harvest.

After harvesting, cherry is often hand-sorted to remove damaged or underripe cherries and is sometimes (depending on the family’s processing setup) floated in buckets or plastic vats to remove underweights.

Drying infrastructure varies greatly in Peru. Some farmers use covered raised beds and others have a ‘carpa solar’ – a raised drying room, often above a storage shed or even their home.

Cherry will dry for around 20 days on average and no matter the drying method will be turned regularly to ensure even drying.



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Peru Guersy de la Cruz

Region: Amazonas / Gracias a Dios, Lonya Grande
Producer: Finca Fundo Don Eulalio / Guersy Michael de la Cruz
Process: Natural
Altitude: 1550  masl.
Variety: Castillo, Pache
Roast profile: Omni roast
Tasting profile: caramel, dark chocolate, pineapple, strawberry
Crop Mar – Sep 2021
Q score: 86.5 pts