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Flor de Selva

Peru

$16.00

Style

Quantity

PROCESS
Washed
PRODUCER
9 Smallholder farms
REGION San Ignacio, Cajamarca, Peru
VARIETY
Red Caturra, Bourbon, and Pache
ALTITUDE
1850–2050 meters
TASTES LIKE
Molasses and stone fruit with a clean finish
SIZE 12 ounces
PAIR WITH Solid wooden furniture


Roasted one business day after order.

This community lot was produced by 9 smallholder farmers all of whom reside in or near the small town of Flor de Selva in the San Ignacio province of Cajamarca, Peru. Flor de Selva lies high in the mountains of the La Coipa district at around 1,850 metres above sea level. All 9 producers contributing to this lot have individual farms with ideal conditions for high quality coffee production. All the contributing farmers have lived and worked in this area for many years and on average have 30 years experience farming coffee as their primary economic activity. All have distinguished themselves in the region, above all, by producing exceptional lots, which have been married together in this case to form the Flor de Selva community blend.

The producers are members and clients of the newly formed ‘Finca Santuario SA’—a small coffee business formed of numerous small farms that neighbour one another in Cajamarca Peru. Established in August of 2017, ‘Santuario’ members must have more than 20 years of coffee growing experience and must share a vision of improving the quality of their production. Although the participating farms are all small—around 5 hectares on average—the total land under coffee represented by the group is around 250 hectares in total, thus the productive potential is substantial.