Certification/Grading: FT, Organic
Tasting Profile: Salted caramel, silky sweet, citrus
Grower: Cooperativa Agricola de Servicisios Norandino
Variety: Caturra, Bourpon, Catuai, Pache, & Catimor
Region: Piura, Amazonas, Peru
Altitude: 1100-1700 M
Soil Type: Clay Minerals
Process: Gully washed and dried in the sun.
About this Coffee
The chasquis were the messengers of the Inca empire — the fittest and most highly trained individuals; the best of the best. They would not only run messages across great distances and topographies, but helped to keep order.
Our Chasqui coffee is a blend of Peru coffees that, like its namesake, are the best of the best. Coffee cherries were harvested during the June – October harvest. The cherries were machine cleaned and processed. After the coffee was dried it was sorted by color and density to ensure that only the best beans remained.
The Center Regions used to be the largest, in terms of coffee volume, but that dropped dramatically after the leaf rust crisis in 2013. Since the crisis, San Martín and Cajamarca have been expanding again, in both productivity and new planted areas.
Sharing a border with the largest coffee producing nation in the world is not easy. Peru’s coffee farmers and green coffee exporters cannot hope to compete with Brazil on efficiency or its prices. Thus, Peru must constantly work to differentiate its coffee.