PERU TOMAS FERNANDEZ

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PERU TOMAS FERNANDEZ

16.00

The landscape in this part of northern Peru is raw and beautiful. Grown on the steep hills of the Andes mountains, the coffees are of exceptional quality.

soft and sweet with notes of apricot and watermelon

12oz

REGION: HUABAL, CAJAMARCA

VARIETY: CATURRA

FARM: LA SALINA

ALTITUDE: 2000 MASL

PROC. METHOD: WASHED

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Our first Micro Lot of the season from Peru, is from producer Tomas Fernandez. This will be the first of two Micro Lot offerings from our sourcing trip back in September.

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The coffee farms are on very steep hills with altitudes as high as 6,000 ft. The roads can be treacherous and trips up to the farms from the main valley of Jaen can often take 4-6 hours by jeep. The coffee farms in this part of world feel especially wild, with a lack of infrastructure and steep mountains, these farms are just plain hard to access. Even though the farms themselves may not be as meticulously laid out as a farm in Colombia, the quality still shines through. The high altitude, rich clay soil, and heirloom varieties like Caturra make for delicious coffee.

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Tomas farm is called La Salina, and is relatively young, but has been producing exceptional coffee. The coffee cherries are picked ripe, depulped overnight, and then fermented dry for 25 hours, before being washed 3 times, and then dried for roughly 25 days, depending on the weather. This coffee is organic, like most coffee’s in this region, growing conditions are so ripe for coffee farming, no chemicals are needed. Tomas is a farmer we are definitely going to keep an eye on, and look to continue working with in the future.