This is a new-to-us washed Peruvian coffee from our partners, Red Fox Merchants. Red Fox has been doing incredible work in Peru by offering training and technical assistance, management of production projects, and even marketing services to their producer partners.
2021 was difficult for coffee producers in general, and the Ocumal Cooperative was no exception. Their production yield was lower than usual, as excess precipitation in Luya made drying coffee in the highlands more difficult. There have been major hardships in getting their coffee exported and imported, which created supply chain delays, and labor has been in short supply. Still, the folks at Ocumal are resilient.
We're extremely excited to feature this coffee as part of our Don't Forget to Look at the Moon blend and to offer it as a single origin option. We taste cinnamon, toasted pecan, and Fuyu persimmon in this full-bodied cup.
This coffee is excellent as drip coffee and we're excited to taste it as espresso!