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The Journey from Bean to Your Cup

Our journey begins deep in the amazon rainforest of Peru, in the town of Satipo where our farming ground flourishes with Peruvian coffea and our nursery stays active saving Peruvian Coatis.

The province of Satipo is at 2060 feet above sea level and counts with an average temperature of 24˚C perfect climate conditions for growing coffea (coffee plant). Once the coffea is matured and ready to be harvest, we only collect the red cherry for our coatis, leaving behind the green cherry for the next harvest. After our first round of selection of the best red cherries, our coatis will do a second round of selection and only picking out the sweetest red cherries from batch.

In the coati’s digestive system the stomach amino acids and the proteolytic enzymes breakdown the outer layers of the coffee cherry. Once the outer layers are dissolved, the coffee bean which remains whole is infused with the other fruits and vegetables. The remaining layers help protect the coffee bean when extracted from their feces.
After the coffee bean is extracted from the feces, they are sent to the wash mill where they are washed several times to remove all feces matter. Once clean the coffee bean are spread out and laid out on the sun to dry for three to five days. When the coffee is completely dry the parchment coat is removed. The dried and clean coffee beans are then packaged in large bags and shipped to our warehouse centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

In Toronto, the beans are roasted with its silver skin at 230 degrees. Once we have the coffee bean roasted, we package them in there 60g can or 120g test tube package. The packaged coffee is then distributed all over the world from our Toronto warehouse to our happy customer and coffee shops. The profits received from all our sells are sent back to the nursery, and the circle is complete.

Help us maintain our nursery to protect our coatis, and will we send you the richest and rarest coffee in the world. The circle of life continuous with every zip you take

Coati AKA Coatimundi

Living in Satipo, Peru is where we fell in love with these adorable creatures called Coatimundi. You may not be familiar with this fur ball animals, which inhabits most of South America and Central America, but I guarantee you know about one of the mammal’s family member, the raccoon.

Coatis, like its cousin, this mammal is the size of a large house cat. Weighing anywhere from 2–7.2 kg (4.4–15.9 lb) and have a total length of 85–113 cm (33–44 in), half of that being its tail. Coatis can reach a height of 30cm (12in) tall at the shoulders. All coatis share a slender head with an elongated, flexible, slightly upward-turned nose, small ears, dark feet, and a long, non-prehensile tail mostly used for balance and signaling.

Unlike the nocturnal raccoon, which is active at night, the coati mostly gets its rest when it’s dark. They are what you would call a diurnal animals. These animals turn treetops into bedrooms by building comfortable nest out of twig-and-leaf in branches for them and their young ones. As a coati sleeps, it tucks its nose into its belly. During the day, the coati is all about snacking. Coatis search for fruit in trees high in the canopy, and use their snouts to poke through crevices to find animal prey on the ground. They also search for animal prey by turning over rocks on the ground or ripping open logs with their claws.

Unfortunately, coatis are facing a growing rate of unregulated hunting, illegal trading of these animals as pets or fur, and the serious threat of environmental destruction of Central and South America, especially the amazon rain forest.  This is why we have decided to help these lovable creature and opened a nursery. Read about our nursery blog here.

Coati Nursery

Misha’s Mundi Nursery, is an animal rescue center located in Satipo, Peru. The nursery is structured and dedicated only for Coatis; check out our blog about coatis to know more about them.  We are not a zoo, and we do not buy nor sell our coatis. Here at Misha’s Mundi Nursery we strive to rescue coatis from all over Peru that have been injured, mistreated, taken from their natural habitat, or dislocated due to serious threat of environmental destruction of the amazon rainforest.  Almost, all of our coatis have been impacted by humans, intentionally or not.  Many have been victims or have become orphans due to dog attacks, unregulated hunting, and illegal trading.

Misha’s Mundi Nursery has all the right ingredients for coatis to live in their natural environment with tons of care and love to help them recover. Read about our farming grounds here. Within the farm land, the coatis can roam freely, eat what they want, and be protected from their predators, and far away from being hunted.  Our goal at Misha’s Mundi Nursery is to rehabilitate and reintroduce these coatis back to their natural habitat

However, not all coatis can be returned to the wild, in most cases, our rescued coatis have been in contact with humans, either briefly or for longer periods of time (previous pets) then abandon when unfit or inconvenience, or part of a trade war where the coatis lived in disgusting holding facilities. None of these environments resemble their natural habitat, and when eventually returned to the wild, these poor animals are not able to adapt. Many coatis released back to the wild after harsh captivity also get infected by other wild animals, thus causing serious and potentially irreversible problems.

In summary, coatis that have been kept as pets or in captivity for long periods of time, have lost their natural instincts, their ability to fight infections or common diseases found in the wild and depend on humans for food and shelter.  The human dependency of the coatis, as well as the risk of being infected by diseases, unfortunately makes most of these animals unfit for reintroduction as this could lead to the animal’s death. The nursery centre will offer them a place to live out their lives peacefully, healthfully, and as part of a social and safe group of coatis.

Whatever the situation, our nursery provides a place to help the coatis flourish, and continue to be part of our ecosystem.

 

Our Farming Grounds

Our story begins deep in the amazon rainforest of Peru, in the town of Satipo. The town of Satipo is the Capital of the province of Satipo in the region of Junin. The province of Satipo is located in the far East part of the region of Junin at 2060 feet above sea level and counts with an average temperature of 24˚C perfect climate conditions for growing coffea (coffee plant).

Here in Satipo, near a beautiful river, we established our crop production combined with a nursery center for our friendly Coatis. Our intent is to grow high quality Peruvian coffea plants for the Coatis to climb and extract the best cherries. Coatis only select and feed on the best coffee cherries. Coffee cherries are part of the Coatis’ diet as well as a variety of fruit and vegetables, which we also grow in our land