PERU: El Guayacan - ORGANIC - Single Origin - 100% Arabica

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  • PRODUCER: San Ignacio growers (av size 2-3 hectares)
    REGION: Cajamarca
    ALTITUDE: 1,600-2,100 Metres
    VARIETY: Typica, Caturra, Bourbon
    PROCESS: Fully Washed
    CUPPING NOTES: Fudge, Toffee, Mandarin
    CERT: NOP Organic


    We just can't leave South America behind, so we're back to Peru for another stunning organic coffee, again from a co-operative from the San Ignacio region.

    This coffee has soft mouthfeel with fudge and toffee flavours and a hint of mandarin hitting the high notes.

    For more information on this coffee, schooch over to the "Nerd Zone" tab above.

    To get the very best from this coffee, why not try a pour-over. Perfect for Aeropress / Chemex / V60 or Softbrew.

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    For more information on this coffee, schooch over to the "Nerd Zone" tab above.

  • PRODUCER: San Ignacio growers (av size 2-3 hectares)
    REGION: Cajamarca
    ALTITUDE: 1,600-2,100 Meters
    VARIETY: Typica, Caturra, Bourbon
    PROCESS: Fully Washed
    CUPPING NOTES: Fudge, Toffee, Mandarin
    CERT: NOP Organic


    HISTORY

    Though coffee arrived in Peru relatively early—in the middle of the 1700s—it wasn’t cultivated for commercial export until nearly the 20th century, with increased demand from Europe and the significant decrease in coffee production in Indonesia. British presence and influence in the country in particular helped increase and drive exports: In the early 1900s, the British government took ownership of roughly 2 million hectares of land from the Peruvian government as payment on a defaulted loan, and much of that land became British-owned coffee plantations.

    As in many Central and South American countries, as the large European-owned landholdings were sold or redistributed throughout the 20th century, the farms became smaller and more fragmented, offering independence to farmers but also limiting their access to resources and a larger commercial market. Unlike many other countries whose coffee economy is dominated by smallholders, however, Peru lacks the organization or infrastructure to provide economic or technical support to farmers—a hole that outside organizations and certifications have sought to fill. The country has a remarkable number of certified-organic coffees, as well as Fair Trade–, Rainforest Alliance–, and UTZ-certified coffees. Around 30 percent of the country’s smallholders are members of democratic co-ops, which has increased the visibility of coffees from the area, but has done little to bring incredibly high-quality lots into the spotlight.

    As of the 2010s, Peru is one of the top producers of Arabica coffee, often ranked fifth in world production and export of Arabica. The remoteness of the coffee farms and the incredibly small size of the average farm has prevented much of the single-farm differentiation that has allowed for microlot development and marketing in other growing regions, but as with everything else in specialty coffee, this is changing quickly as well. The country’s lush highlands and good heirloom varieties offer the potential for growers to beat the obstacles of limited infrastructure and market access, and as production increases, we are more likely to see those types of advancements.

This year we won a Great Taste Award and are a National Finalist in the Rural Business Awards

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