Our latest coffee release is a stunning 86 pointer from Peruv and is grown on a family owned farm sitting over 1700masl! Aside from the cup profile and super clean finish, what makes this coffee so special as it’s not only grown on Pilar Samame Monslave’s family owned farm but he also processes his crops there too!
- Region: El Mirador, Las Pirias, Jaen
- Altitude: 1700-1815 masl
- Varieties: Caturra, Pache & Bourbon
- Process: Washed
- Cupping notes: Vanilla, Orange, Melon
- Cupping score: 86.00
Pilar Samame Monslave owns 3 hectares of land in the El Mirador village in Las Pirias district. Pilar grows caturra, typica and pache varieties and more recently has planted a small area of catimor separate from his other varieties.
Pilar picks and processes his coffee himself and then dries it in a small spot of land he owns in the village centre. Pilar dries his coffee on a tarpaulin lined patio, where it takes between 10 and 15 days.
Las Pirias is part of the Jaen province and its coffee producing areas are in the mountain ranges that circle the city of Jaen. Coffee producers in Las Pirias cover a range of altitudes, from 1500 to 1900masl. The majority of the coffee grown here is catimor, due to the slightly lower elevation. The lower areas of Las Pirias are some of the main purchasing areas for some of the larger cooperatives, so many of the villages are fairly well developed with good transport links to the city. Since Pilar’s farm is over 1600masl, it’s further from the city and a lot more isolated, making it a challenge to run the farm, but also to deliver the coffee to Jaen.
We have found coffees from this area to be very consistent and have a very balanced and sweet cup profile, but have a lot more to give in the coming years as producers start to invest in their farms again