From the city of Jaén, Peru, the roads wind and jolt, sometimes disappearing under landslides as you climb up, up, up into the towering mountains of the Amazonas region.
Here in this remote area, the main population of 4200 people is settled in 15 main communities scattered over the 150-square mile district of La Jalca Grande. It takes a lot of determination and intense, ongoing work just to live in this terrain, much less grow anything, and the producers of this lovely coffee do just that. In the mists and moisture of the forest, they plant and cultivate coffee trees on slopes sometimes approaching 45 degrees.
Technical assistance from their cooperative on proper crop management and good environmental and agricultural practices helps guarantee the quality of their coffee. This has been a stand out on the cupping table at one of our brokers every single time and showcasing the rich terroir of the Amazonas region.
Don't wait any longer to try the unique and under-appreciated coffees sourced from this rugged Peruvian terrain known for both sublime sierras and dense jungle.
This is another beautiful Farm Gate coffee that is great as espresso.
Cupping Notes: Juicy pear, ripe nectarine, white honey, vanilla sweet cream, demerara sugar
Brew Recommendations: Espresso, drip, French press, pour over
Farm Gate Coffee: Farmers paid at least 50% above Fair Trade
Process: Washed and Sun-Dried
Equity Pricing (EP) Levels
Sustaining Level: $16 per 12 oz bag (check out subscriptions for deep discounts) | More info below
Uplifting Level: $20 per 12 oz bag (check out subscriptions for deep discounts) | More info below
Benefacting Level: $24 per 12 oz bag (check out subscriptions for deep discounts) | More info below