This coffee comes from the southern part of Peru, in the department of Cajamarca. It is produced by small scale coffee producers with farms above 1,800 masl in the Peruvian Andes. These farms are near and overlooked by the dreamy, sacred, beautiful, and antique citadel of Machu Picchu. It is the most visited tourist destination in Peru, a symbol of the Incan empire built around 1450 BC at 2,430 masl, nestled high in the Andes. Along the highlands of la Convención de Cusco, the mountain that surrounds this archeological gem, you will find these farmers. It was in 2019 when we started working with 5 producers from the area working alongside our PECA technician to achieve quality coffee. It has been a constant process of improving to achieve always better qualities.
The areas of Santa Teresa, Vilacabamba and Machu Picchu have good agroclimatic condi- tions such as the clay loam soil with good humidity for coffee. It has also marked rainy seasons and microclimates that allow a perfect environment to produce specialty coffee.
This coffee has a fragrance of chocolate, chancaca and oranges with notes of sugar cane, citric avidity with a medium to velvety body and a clean aftertaste.
Machupicchu, Santa Teresa and Vilcabamba
1,800 – 2,100 MASL