Our Coffee

Selva Sur de Peru is a gourmet coffee that is naturally processed by white-nosed coatimundi. Its rarity and distinct aroma make it one of the finest coffees in the world.

Our coffee beans are produced in the Satipo Province in Peru in an ecological zone that sits at an elevation between 1,600 and 1,800 MAMSL.

The coatimundis, also known as coatis, are fed the best coffee fruits as part of their diet. The coffee beans are refined during digestion by the enzymes that are present in the coati’s stomach.

This process adds to the coffee flavor by breaking down the proteins that produce a sour flavor and giving it a unique taste.

This is truly coffee that is worthy of Nobles, Kings, Queens, Princes, Princesses, Sheikhs, Coffee Connoisseurs, and Coffee Lovers!

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Our farmer Jose is an expert in delivering the best possible selection of coffee. Annually, we produce 900 kilos (approx. 1,984 lbs.) of coffee beans that are obtained after the digestion process of the “mishasho”, which is the Peruvian name for the coati. More than 50 coatis live on the farm… and each of them has their own name!

The health of our coati is a top priority, which is why we don’t force them to eat the cherry fruit every day. The sweetness of the fruit eliminates their red blood cells. If they had to eat it every day, the coatis would become anemic. It’s only three times a week that their organisms are able to work in such a way.

The days when they’re not eating coffee stone fruit, they rest and recuperate while eating a special diet of seasonal tropical fruits.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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This is due to its uniqueness and rarity. Our coatis are treated with love and respect; they are nurtured and cared for in great conditions. This makes our coffee production per year is a little less than 900 kilos (about 1,984 lbs per year).

While that might be a great concern, the cleansing process is thorough and extensive. We guarantee there’s no odor to the coffee other than the coffee’s natural aroma itself.

You can make 4 cups of 6 oz. of coffee per 50 grams (2 oz.) of Selva Sur Coffee.

No. Coatis cannot be forced to eat the cherry fruit every day because the sweetness of the coffee eliminates their red blood cells. If we do this we would have anemic animals. It’s only three times a week that their organisms work in such a way. The coatis have a special select diet based of tropical seasonal fruits. The days when they’re not eating coffee cherry fruit, they rest and recuperate.

No. Our coatis are rescued, sheltered, and kept in a sanctuary to be taken care of. Check out our blog page to learn more about the rescue of these lovely animals.

Yes. Our company was formed with the highest possible quality standards. For that reason, we make sure that our business is compliant with the Fair Trade guidelines and we are currently working on getting certified with the Fair Trade Certification.

“It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.”

- David Attenborough LEARN HOW WE PARTNER TO PROTECT COATIS