Peru - La Union
Varietal(s): Caturra & Typica
Processing: Washed/48 hr fermentation, dried in solar tents for 14 days
Altitude: 1700 meters above sea level
Region: La Union, San Jose del Alto, Jaen, Cajamarca
Tasting Notes: Lemonade, Raspberry, Milk Chocolate
This coffee comes from La Naranja farm of producer Elevi Rufasto. Elevi has been a coffee farmer for more than 20 years and manages the farm with his family. They hire 4 staff for help during the harvest. This small 2 hectare plot is situated at 1700 masl and produces caturra and typica between June and October.
After washing and pulping this lot is fermented for 48 hours before being dried in solar tents for 14 days.
Once ready the coffee is taken to the warehouse in Jaen where it is assessed for quality. At this stage a price is agreed for the coffee depending on its perceived cup score. Finally, the coffee is transported to a plant called Café Selva Norte SAC and checked for any defects before being bagged and moved to the coast for shipping.