Region: Yanatile, Cusco, Perú
Producer Group: Valle Inca
Varietes: Caturra, Typica, Bourbón
Altitude: 1600-2000 MASL
Tasting Notes: tart apple, cinnamon, brown sugar, black tea
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 building relationships, offering training and technical assistance, management of production projects, and even marketing services to their producer partners.
This particular lot comes from a producing group called Valle Inca which was started by Prudencio Vargas Saenz. Prudencio was born on a coffee farm and has lived and breathed coffee all his life. He started Valle Inca to help producers get paid an equitable and sustainable wage for their coffees while lending his expertise to help small farm holders raise their quality consistently. Prudencio started off working with 5 producers and has grown the group to 260+ producers.
The leadership and quality shines through in the cup. We get a super approachable coffee with notes of tart apple, cinnamon , brown sugar, sweet black tea with lemon.
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.
This coffee is excellent as drip coffee and we're excited to taste it as espresso!