Peru is the ninth largest coffee producer in the world, and the third largest in South America. Most of Peru’s coffee farms are less than 2-3 hectares in size, and spread across three main growing areas – these are usually defined as North (Amazonas, Cajamarca, San Martin), Central (Junin) and South (Cusco, Ayacucho and Puno). These regions all lie on the eastern slopes of the Andes, where they benefit most from elevation and favourable climatic conditions at altitudes between 900-1800 masl.