SWEET CHERRY, RED GRAPE + ALMOND BRITTLE
This fresh harvest gem presents juicy and soft flavors of red fruit and almond goodness. Grown organically and lovingly by Marisol Neira Condezo, we're excited to share this beautiful high scoring coffee!
ORIGIN: San Ignacio, Cajamarca, Peru
PRODUCER: Marisol Neira Condezo
ALTITUDE: 1480 masl
VARIETY: Caturra & Typica
FERMENTATION: 18-24 hours wet
DRYING: 18 days on cement patio under cover
HARVEST: July 2019
TASTING NOTES: Sweet cherry, red grape and almond brittle
ROAST TYPE: Medium
Established on September 21 2004, Aprocanorsi started with the aim of improving the lives of its members through production, storage, marketing, and export of green coffee. Membership has grown to 177 members, coming from communities within the districts of San Ignacio, Namballe, San José de Lourdes, and Huarango, all in Cajamarca, Peru.
San Ignacio is arguably the most famous producing region in all of Peru, boasting the highest production and stable trade, as well as a terrain less arduous to navigate than much of the south of Peru. From their best coffees we see a powerful, high-character tartaric acidity like white or green grapes.
Most of these members are smallholders, manually depulping their cherry by hand and fermenting for an average of 18-24 hours and drying on raised beds made of wood and mesh lining. San Ignacio is heavily forested and supplies shade to coffee trees, encouraging not only healthier soil but greater potential for complexity in the cherry. The coop stores parchment in GrainPro immediately after drying, preserving the incredible potential of their coffees against the elements.
Aprocanorsi started as a non-profit and still offers several valuable services to its
members, including technical assistance and help with credit and financing. The co-op is certified Fair Trade Organic as well as UTZ certified. The biggest challenges members are facing on a regular basis is heavy rains which have grown more unpredictable as the climate changes, making drying more difficult. However, the tight-knit co-op structure is ideal for collaborating and finding solutions as a team.