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Limited Edition

Peru Mandarina Suave

Plum, Dark Chocolate, Raisin & Nectarine

$50.00

Overview

Though coffee arrived in Peru in the mid-1700s, commercial cultivation began only in the 20th century. It didn’t take long for this South American country to become one of the top producers of Arabica coffee (often taking 5th position) in production and export.

This lot comes from Cajamarca and is produced by 12 families in El Carmen, San Ignacio. The climate, elevation and other factors in Cajamarca are beautifully aligned to produce exceptional specialty coffee. Most of these farms flourish at about 1700masl, some even higher. The climatic conditions at these altitudes favour the growth of top-quality coffee and the plantations are grown under the shade of different native trees of the region.

Ripe, red cherries are hand-picked during the peak harvest season from June to November. Family members are deeply involved during the picking season, carefully picking only the readiest cherries for pulping.

The farms collectively send their harvest to be washed at the mill. During harvest season, pulping is carried out daily at 6pm. After pulping the green coffee ferments for 23 to 25 hours, then being placed in the sun to complete the drying process.

These farmers mainly cultivate Typica and Bourbon varietals and are committed to environmentally friendly and sustainable farming techniques. All farms work towards converting 20% of the farms into forests through reforestation efforts.

Please note, this coffee is Roasted to Order.

Tasting Notes

Flavour

Plum
Dark chocolate
Raisin
Nectarine

Aroma

Orange blossom
Honey

Finish

Clean
Crisp

Acidity

Bright citrus

Body

Medium

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