JUICY RED GRAPE, SOFT MANGO + ROLO CANDIES
Our new Peruvian offering, from our dear friends at the Huadquiña CO-OP, is a versatile coffee. It's simultaneously rich and showcases a lovely fruity depth. Flavors of juicy red grape, soft mango, and rolo candies.
ORIGIN: La Convención, Peru
ALTITUDE: 1800-2100 masl
VARIETY: Typica, Caturra & Bourbon
TASTING NOTES: Juicy red grape, soft mango and rolo candies
ROAST TYPE: Medium
Sahuayaco is a community in the province of La Convención. Sahuayaco is a Quechua word that describes a place where one rests after a long day of work and enjoy water or liquor in celebration on days end. 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.