Moyobamba is one of the ten provinces that make up the northern region of San Martin. The region contains around 3500 species of orchids, giving name to Moyobamba city as the City of Orchids. Up until 2005 the region was heavily affected by the drugs trade but has since moved on to become a beautiful agricultural and tourist area within the Peruvian Amazon rainforest.
Cherries are picked and pulped at farm level here, being dried and delivered in parchment to Frontera’s dry-processing facility in Chiclayo where coffee from 27 different small scale co-ops is processed. The export department is based here as well as another quality control laboratory with well-trained staff.