FULL-BODIED, CREAMY, DARK FRUIT SMOOTHNESS
The new harvest from the community of Santa Teresa us full bodied, creamy, with profound sweetness of dark fruits. Brûlée’d sugars and a characteristic smoothness from our even roasting process result in a beautiful cup profile that is versatile and satisfying. Great as espresso or drip coffee.
PROVENCE: La Convención
NO. OF PRODUCER: 45
VARIETY: Typica, Caturra & Bourbon
ALTITUDE: 1800-2000 masl
FERMENTATION: 15-20 hours wet
DRYING: 15-18 days in a parabolic dryer
TASTING NOTES: Full bodied, creamy, sweetness of dark fruits
ROAST TYPE: Medium
We started working with Huadquiña in 2015, and while they started off small, they’ve grown by leaps and bounds in the last four years. In the heart of the La Convencion Valley, Huadquiña is found in Santa Teresa, which sits at the base of the Templo de La Luna on the Urubamba river, all within the larger region of Cusco.
30 minutes from Quillabamba, a major coffee trading hub, Huadquiña has actually been in operation since 1964, but the quality potential of the region went unrealized as a large cooperative union ruled the larger Cusco region for decades with an iron fist, making the trade channels too opaque and choppy to navigate with any success. In 2015, the organization disbanded, and Cusco essentially became a brand new producing origin in its own right.
La Convencion is a perfect example of what motivates us at Red Fox: it’s far off the beaten path, a full 12 hour drive from town, crossing many a pass at 12,000 feet, and well worth the trip. With bourbon, typica, and caturra comprising the region variety landscape and altitudes of 1750-2200 masl, coffees from La Convencion are superb, full-figured and creamy with a profound sweetness of fig, muscovado, brulee’d sugar, and amber honey with yellow fruit notes of mango, peach, and yellow plum.