Brewing Conservation: The Tale of Peru’s Spectacled Bear

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Peru, Spectacled Bear

In the misty heights of Peru's Andean mountains, amongst the lush greenery and fertile soil, lies a coffee that embodies a story of conservation and symbiosis. Common Room Roasters is proud to offer the Peru, Spectacled Bear as one of their Premium Single Origins. Not only does this coffee have an amazing flavor profile but an incredible story on what makes it so exquisite.

A Brew with a Purpose

Peru's Spectacled Bear Coffee derives its name from the iconic Andean bear, also known as the spectacled bear due to its distinctive facial markings. These majestic creatures roam the forests and mountains of South America, including the coffee-growing regions of Peru. However, their habitats are increasingly threatened by deforestation and habitat fragmentation.

A man working in a coffee farm in Peru

The Pollination Connection

Spectacled bears are omnivores, feeding on a variety of fruits, insects, and plants as they forage through the forest. As they move from flower to flower in search of food, they inadvertently aid in the pollination process.

In the case of coffee plants, pollination is typically carried out by bees and other insects. However, the presence of spectacled bears in the ecosystem contributes to the overall biodiversity, which can indirectly enhance pollination dynamics. By maintaining healthy habitats and diverse ecosystems, spectacled bears support a myriad of pollinators, including bees, butterflies, and birds, which play essential roles in coffee pollination.

Conservation through Coffee

The significance of spectacled bears in pollination underscores the importance of conservation efforts aimed at protecting these iconic creatures and their habitats. By safeguarding the forests and mountain landscapes that spectacled bears call home, we not only preserve their existence but also ensure the sustainability of coffee cultivation in the region.

Peru's Spectacled Bear Coffee embodies this ethos of conservation through coffee. By choosing this brew, consumers directly contribute to the preservation of spectacled bear habitats and the promotion of biodiversity. With each sip, they become part of a larger movement towards sustainable agriculture and wildlife conservation.

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Savoring the Taste of Conservation

Beyond its ecological significance, Peru's Spectacled Bear Coffee offers a sensory experience like no other. Grown in the high-altitude regions of the Andes, these beans have unique flavor profiles influenced by the region's rich soil and microclimate. This coffee has notes of dried fruits, floral honey, malt, and sweet lemon and is best served as pour over or a decadent espresso.

The next time you enjoy a cup of Peru's Spectacled Bear Coffee, savor not only its exquisite flavors but also the conservation efforts and the intricate web of relationships that make it possible. With each sip, you support the preservation of spectacled bears and their vital role in pollinating the crops that bring joy to coffee lovers around the world. Common Room Roasters will be offering the Peru, Spectacled Bear for a limited time, so be sure to purchase a bag and enjoy this incredible coffee while it is still available.


Peru’s Spectacled Bear Coffee is more than just a brew—it’s a tale of conservation and symbiosis. Named after the iconic Andean bear, this coffee thrives in the lush greenery of Peru’s mountains.

Spectacled bears, also known as Andean bears, inhabit both Andean and Amazonian regions in Peru. They are the only bear species in all of South America. Their distinctive facial markings give them their name, and they play a vital role in maintaining biodiversity and pollination dynamics in their ecosystems

The cooperative, known as COOPAFSI, started in 1968 and operates in San Ignacio, Cajamarca, near the Ecuador border. It provides technical assistance to coffee producers, offers under-market pricing for new plants and fertilizers, and ensures sustainable growth. The cooperative’s commitment to quality processing and conservation aligns with the ethos of Peru’s Spectacled Bear Coffee