Peru Chanchamayo (Washed)

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Peru Chanchamayo (Washed)

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Chanchamayo produces approximately 40% or Peru’s total coffee production. This coffee is grown using a typical small-holder model with each small-holder producing less than a tonne of coffee per harvest. Although Chanchamayo is a valley, it is still 1350 metres plus above sea-level. The Arabica beans grown in Chanchamayo cover (in general) Caturra, Typica, Pache, and Bourbon varietals. At these higher altitudes the beans tend to be shade-grown, which adds density to the bean and gives a more complex and pleasing flavour in the cup because it has grown more slowly, due to the shade. This coffee is classed as SHG (strictly high-grown) which means that the coffee is all grown at 1350 metres or above.

Although we do not sell this coffee as organic the majority are organic by default, eschewing fertiliser and pesticides in place of more old-fashioned practices that have a lower environmental impact.

Typically harvest tie in Peru is June through to mid-September with the coffee being taken to mills, that in the main use the ‘washed’ processing to prepare the coffee for sale and export.

Our Chanchamayo Coffee is processed just outside the City of Merced in the Junin region of Chanchamayo. One of the maxims of the factory is to produce environmentally friendly products, paying a fair price that covers the cost of production and permits a profit margin for growers.

In the cup, this coffee has a very soft almost floral aroma with a medium body. The flavour has chocolate and nut notes and a gentle citrus acidity.

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Origin

Lima, Peru

Varieties

Caturra, Typica and Bourbon

Process

Fully Washed

Altitude

1400 MASL

Certification

Rainforest Alliance