Peru | Chirinos
Altitude | 1600-1850 masl
Process | Washed
Variety | Caturra, Bourbon, Pache
This is our second chance to work with Rony Lavan of Lima Coffees and once again this award-winning exporter's focus on smallholders comes through in this smooth, full-bodied and chocolatey profile.
This coffee has been sourced from even further north in Cajamarca, from 120 farmers in 6 communities near the Ecuador border: Huarapal, Chinchiquilla, Elecorazon, La Palma, San Francisco and Pueblo Libre. These farming communities aim for environmentally friendly cultivation, deploying techniques such as composting with plant residues and soil conservation in an effort to farm sustainably.
Peru is a country dominated by large farms which is a real challenge to these smallholders. While this has slowed the country's embrace of specialty coffee, there has been a growing number of really outstanding coffees in the last number of years and it is the work of figures like Rony which has helped generate some real excitement about this origin's distinctive offerings!