The town of Lucmabamba in Peru is located in the Santa Teresa Cusco district in the province of La Convencion in the department of Cusco. The cozy climate, full of sun and dense vegetation in its places is the ideal location to produce a first quality coffee with an exquisite aroma and flavor, harvested at 1,800 meters above sea level.
Lucmabamba in Peru is near the base of the Temple of the Moon, an ancient Inca ceremonial temple, located on the Urubamba River.
Lucmabamba in Perú is far from the beaten track, 6 hours drive from the city through the high mountain ports. The varietals found in this area are typically bourbon, typica and caturra and occur at elevations between 1,800 and 2,000 meters above sea level.
Santa Teresa is located 1,811 meters above sea level, on the right bank of the Urubamba River.
One way to get to this place is to take the train in Ollantaytambo, go through Machu Picchu until you reach the Santa Teresa Hydroelectric, the route takes an average of three hours. Remember to buy the Train Tickets to Machu Picchu in advance.
Others travel by road from Ollantaytambo, pass the Abra Málaga Reserve, located over 4,000 meters high, surround the snowy Urubamba, then Ipal, and reach their destination in approximately five hours.
The third option is through Cusco, where you take a bus at the bus stop where the cars leave for Quillabamba and get off in the Santa María Cusco sector. In this place there are collective vehicles that will take you to the district capital.
Jorge Deza tells us that to date the district municipality strongly promotes the Choquequirao Trek 4 Days, through the Yanama sector.
Another cozy Lucmabamba circuit in Santa Teresa is framed within experiential tourism through the Coffee Route, where the visitor will not only witness, but also participate in the production of coffee; from its collection, selection, roasting and grinding of the grain, crowning the experience with the tasting of a tasty rate of the energetic product. They indicate that the most enthusiastic take packages home to share with the family
Three producer organizations participate in the Coffee Route: Flor del Café de Lucmabamba Producers Association in Cusco, Quellomayo and Huadquiña. Very close to the coffee plantations is the Llactapata archaeological center.
Another route that Santa Teresa offers is Inca Jungle-Santa María-Cocalmayo Machu Picchu with a duration of six hours.
You can also visit in Santa Teresa the Salkantay Trek 5 days / 4 nights and its chain of mountains that rise imposing before the sight of national and foreign tourists. There you can see the Nevado Salkantay, Nevado Humantay, the Pumasillo and others.
You want to continue discovering, you can choose to go to the archaeological center of Llactapata and if you want to relax, go to the thermal baths of Cocalmayo, whose crystalline and medicinal waters will refresh your body. When you leave you will be able to go to the various restaurants to savor typical dishes and which now includes a new component, the native potato. You can also consume fresh fruit, such as pineapple, granadillas, and yellow bananas gathered in the fields.
Another trekking routes that pass through Lucmabamba are: 4 day Inca Trail Tour, 2 day Inca Trail, Machu Picchu 3 day hike, 2 day Inca Trail with camping, One day Inca Trail, Lares Trek to Machu Picchu, Choquequirao Trek 5 Days, Choquequirao to Machu Picchu Trek.
You will discover how the unique characteristics of climates and terrain that LUCMABAMBA offers, combine to create the perfect conditions for growing the best coffee beans, as well as the different roasting techniques influencing the bean and its flavor, revealing the secrets of artisan roasting that allow us to bring the best coffee from the plantation to your cup! – anywhere in the world.
Here is the Flor de Café Association, a small association of enterprising local women who carry out coffee work in an artisanal way.