About us If you care about quality coffee, you’ve come to the right place. We at Perky are constantly on the hunt for the world’s most delicious coffee, finding the best beans for your brew by sustainably sourcing a superb seasonal selection. Try saying that after an espresso martini.
For our single origin coffee, we’ll source the beans then carefully roast them to get the most from their host. What you end up with is a more developed flavour profile, for those who prefer a little more body and sweetness to their coffee.
About the coffee This producer group is part of the Cooperativa de Caficultores de Alto Occidente de Caldas which was established in 1964. The San Lorenzo indigenous group is based in the Rio Sucio municipality of Caldas where there are 11,500 inhabitants with 1,150 farmers growing and producing coffee within the 21 communities. This region until recently was heavily inhabited by paramilitary groups and guerrillas who looked to control this central corridor in Colombia. This region has not been known for specialty production but as the tensions ease and access has improved it is now possible to demonstrate the quality of the coffees available.
The indigenous inhabitants believe in the Pacha Mama where they see the land as a living being. To them it is their duty to protect the natural environment and have as little impact as possible from their farming of coffee and to leave it as it has always been. Each farmer has approximately 0.5 Ha of land in which they have about 2500 coffee trees.
During the harvest the families will work with their neighbours to select ripe cherry before de-pulping in micro-beneficios where they will then de-pulp and ferment the coffee in water. The coffee is then washed and put out to dry on small drying patios on the roofs of the houses where they will dry it for one to two weeks depending on the weather. They then deliver it to the Cooperative where it is assessed and categorised before being allowed to rest and then milled for shipment.