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High in the Peruvian mountains, in the Cajamarca region, two neighboring smallholder farmers, Elmer & Tomas, decided to collaborate. Unlike most Peruvian coffee farmers, Elmer Cruz Guerrero is fairly new to coffee production, having bought his farm in 2010. Tomas Bueno Medina on the other hand, grew up producing coffee and bought his first farm when he was only 15 years old. Together these two small farmers have been working together to produce outstanding coffee.
Both farmers belong to a small producers' organisation dedicated to improving and maintaining coffee production in this part of Peru. The main goal of this organisation is to elevate coffee from the Cajamarca region of Peru to specialty grade. A lot of work goes into analysis and maintenance of the soils followed by specific selection of coffee varieties to match the soil types. This ensures that each year, the yields are high and the quality is superb.
Most farms In Peru have their own processing equipment and tried and tested processing techniques are passed down from generation to generation. Cherries are hand picked and usually femermented for 30-36 hours before being washed. They are then dried on raised beds for 25-30 days until optimum moisture is reached.
Phaedon’s tasting notes
It feels like there is a Peruvian specialty coffee invasion happening at the moment. When I look to our roasting partners, I see so many of them roasting delicious examples of the country's best coffees. There hasn't been a Peruvian from Origin in recent memory, but this one is continuing the broader trend.
I particularly enjoyed this coffee in a pour-over, a plunger and a siphon brew. It has a pleasantly full body, a lovely mouth feel, balanced acidity and some delightful orange flavours which are a little reminiscent of marmalade. Occasionally, you also notice a hint of something more tropical, particularly in the French press.
- Flavour: Dark chocolate, orange, pineapple
- Body: Velvety
- Roast: Medium
- Acidity: Green apple, slightly sparkling
- Suitable for: Espresso, Chemex, Pour-over
- Owner: Elmer Cruz Guererro & Tomas Bueno Medina
- Farm: El Bosque (Elmer) & El Nispero (Tomas)
- Varieties: Red Caturra, Typica & Bourbon
- Processing: Fully washed & sun dried on raised beds
- Altitude: 1850-1900 masl
- Town/City: Las Naranjas
- Region: Cajamarca Region
- Country: Peru