Tasting Notes: Raspberry, White Chocolate, Dates
Variety: Bourbon & Typica
While neighbouring Brazil and Colombia got all the attention as the “coffee hubs” of South America, Peru quietly developed a network of quality-driven producers. This lot was grown by producers Martha Liberata Escalate and Ronal Bohorques Ramos, and is a perfect example of the new era of Peruvian coffee. We roasted this to highlight the crisp raspberry sweetness, while balancing it with the creamy white chocolate undertones, with the goal of creating a sweet, well-rounded cup.
This lot was sourced via the Valle Inca Co-Op. Prudencio Vargas Saenz is the founder of Valle Inca and a leader in his hometown of Calca. In the community, Prudencio is known for trustworthiness and a drive to reinvest in the community by paying equitable prices and offering assistance to improve quality. He also brings valuable financial knowledge from his former experience as an agricultural loan officer. We purchased this coffee from Red Fox Coffee Merchants, who have been working with Valle Inca since 2014.