Sourcing Our Coffee
Coffee cherries are produced in the rich tannin banks of the Pomeroon River, Guyana. The original variety, Typica, introduced by the Dutch almost three centuries earlier has changed, not by man hands, but by nature. As would be expected, any variety would mutate to adapt to its surroundings over such a lengthy period.
And Pomeroon Typica has gotten better. APFI pays upstream processors (washing, pulping, fermenting, drying and hulling) located in the River, premium prices for the beans that they produce from hand-picked cherries. These are transported to its factory located at Liliendaal, Georgetown for downstream processing (roasting, grinding and packaging). For blending, APFI obtains the Mundo Novo variety from Santos, Brazil.These are high quality beans formed by combining the original varieties to the Region, Typica and Bourbon, the latter being introduced to French Guiana from the Island of Bourbon, now renamed Reunion.