In the nose sweetly pungent, with a round, full, balanced roastiness. The roasty tones sharpen in the cup, carrying into a long but rather semi-sweet finish.
Processing: Washed & Sun Dried
Altitude: 1200 - 1500 M.A.S.L.
Harvest: May to October
12 oz. Handcrafted Fair Trade/Organic Coffee
In addition to the famous culture and landscapes of Machu Picchu, the Nazca lines, and the Amazons, Peru is known for being one of the major producers of organic coffee beans in the world.
Grown in the Penachi region is about six hours North of the Coastal city of Chiclayo, Peru. Because the area is very desolate and remote, there is very little commercial activity beyond coffee and sustenance harvesting of tropical fruit and herbs.
About 100 miles inland from the Pacific Coast, there is Andes Mountain Jungle, at elevation between 110 and 1500 meters above sea level, that separates Peru from Ecuador. It is here in these mountains, that our organic coffee is grown. This area is without modern technology. Most villages, even one half hour from the main North / South highway, have only gravel roads, no electricity or telephone communication systems. But it is here, in this poorest of areas, that the farmers are working the hardest, with the most cooperation and commitment, we have been able to bring technological assistance to train them in active organic growing practices, to improve their harvesting, processing and drying methods, so their coffee will meet our quality standards.
The people are from a very traditional Inca Indian culture, very proud of their heritage, and proud to pass that heritage on their children. The people are in need of medical facilities, education, books, adequate roads, electricity and so much more. Because of improvements and commitment to the quality of their coffee, they are taking steps to begin to bring improvement to their lives and communities. The growers group has grown to nearly 300 certified organic farms in the Penachi region.