This is a blend of coffees from the La Huaca village in the Huabal district of Peru. The producers in La Huaca have between 1 and 3 hectares of land, mostly at around 1800 metres above sea level, and they all pick and process their coffee themselves.
We are especially pleased to be working with this coffee as our partner, Falcon Coffee Importers, have worked closely with farmers in Peru over the last few years to improve quality and increase the prices that farmers get paid. Much of the price paid for Peruvian coffee goes to middle men with little making its way to the farmers, giving them little incentive to invest in their farms and increase quality.
To improve this situation, Falcon set up their own warehouse and infrastructure in the country which allows them to work directly with the producers and provide training and support to help them increase the quality of their coffee. The farmers then receive more of the premium that the higher quality coffee attracts.
This shift to direct sourcing allows long term relationships to develop, improved coffee quality and, ultimately, an increase in producer household incomes through the access to higher price premiums.
Flavour profile: Tropical fruits and brown sugar sweetness. We roast the La Huaca for a little longer than some of our other coffees to bring out some of the brown sugar sweetness, and it works well when brewed in a French press, moka pot or espresso.
Roast level: Medium
Region: Huabal District
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