Tasting Notes: Pecan Pie, Cinnamon, Tart
Region: Jaén, Cajamarca
Farm: 400 smallholder farmer members of Lima Coffees
Elevation: 1650–1800 masl
Variety: Caturra, Typica, Catimor, Mundo Novo, Pache
Importer: Cafe Imports
Candied notes of pecan pie and cinnamon with just the right amount of tart plum to bring an enjoyable sparkle to the cup. A beautiful example of a classic, clean Peruvian coffee driven by sweetness and balance.
This coffee comes to us from Lima Coffees, a grower's organization in Peru's Cajamarca department and one of our favorite groups that we commonly purchase coffees from. The association's president, Rony Lavan, has a passion for seeking out high-quality Peruvian coffees and has spent much of his career helping small family farms in Cajamarca produce better, higher-scoring coffees.
Lima Coffees, which began in 2016 with 300 producers, has attracted new members year after year, now representing over 800 smallholder farmers. Understandably, producers are attracted by the opportunities provided by the organization. Lima Coffees aids farmers in gaining access to the specialty market through investments in infrastructure, specifically to aid in fermentation and drying, key components in producing high-quality specialty coffees. Currently, about 80% of Lima Coffees producer partners have access to fermentation and drying equipment, a fairly large increase from about 30% of their initial 300 producers having such infrastructure when the association first started.
This offering from Lima Coffees is the perfect sugary, balanced, yet nuanced cup to start your day with.