We know that you are someone who pays attention to the coffee scene, and the trends coming out across the nation, and beyond. As you know the Harvest Season for South America is May to September, so that means Q4-Q1 arrival dates.
We couldn’t be more excited to be releasing our latest Single Origin offering from one of our favourite developing growing regions in South America—Peru!
For more information about this stunning coffee, have a quick read of the information below.
- Region: San Ignacio
- Cooperative: Valle Verde
- Farmers: About 230 members
- Altitude: 1550 – 2020 mals
- Varieties: Caturra, Pache, Bourbon
- Process: Washed
- Cupping notes: Hazelnut, Pear, Brown Sugar
- Cupping score: 85.00
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Valle Verde is a communal producer blend made up of coffee from small producers of the Valle Verde Cooperative
A typical farmer within this program will have just above 2 hectares on average, planted with coffee. They are organic certified. The equipment can be extremely simple, but coffees can still be amazing. Some have their own parabolic dryers, others dry on plastic outside their farms, or use a drying facility at their neighbour or relatives place.
The farms are family operations and everyone will normally contribute. A few might have employed pickers in the harvesting season, but the farmers and family members also help each other picking coffee in the harvesting season. They have something called “Mingas” that means today for you, tomorrow for me. They will try to pick in passes according to when they have enough ripe cherries on the trees.
After harvesting they will pulp and ferment the coffees in their micro mills at the farms. It’s normally a small pulper and a wooden or concrete fermentation tank but many are also fermenting in bags.