Here at Rinaldo's we're big fans of Peruvian coffee. We've had some beauties in past years and this offering is right up there with the best of them. Highlighting classic South American taste profiles, this Chota lot is a stand-out offering with notes of chocolate, sweet molasses and fig.
This coffee is fully washed and gives a bright, clean cup. It’s a delightfully comforting drink for the dark winter days.
Chota is in an area of Cajamarca that is relatively new to coffee farming. It is home to many indigenous Incan people groups who still primarily work in agriculture; most notably in potato growing. More recently, many farmers have begun to work in coffee. The area of Chota encompases some of the highest elevations in the entirety of Peru, due to its’ connection to the Andean mountain range. With elevations that exceed 2300 masl, Chota is in fact ideal for coffee cultivation.
The downside of the high elevation and remoteness of this region is that many specialty importers and buyers typically overlook Chota’s production. Most smallholder producers do not own means of transportation, which in turn means that while the coffee is of high quality, it is hard for the producers of Chota to deliver their coffee.