Peru - Café de Mujer
Astounding Peruvian coffee from some of the best female coffee farmers in the world
Vanilla, Caramel, Floral
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Much like wine, coffee producing regions vary in the quality of their crop from year to year. The Peruvian coffee crop this year has been nothing short of phenomenal. The well balanced notes of caramel, vanilla, brown sugar, and milk chocolate are typical of the best Peruvian coffees, but this coffee also offers some of the subtle floral notes one would normally associate with high quality wash-processed Ethiopian coffee such as white peach, apricot, and honeysuckle.
Producer Notes: This coffee is the product of the 124 female members of the Asociación de Productores Cafetaleros de la Cuenca del Rio Marañón (APROCCURMA) collective. The 124 female collective members make up 30% of the total collective. All own their own land and produce exclusively fair trade organic certified coffee. Each farm averages 2.5ha in size and is planted with both an array of coffee varieties and other crops to increase resilience to pests and pathogens, thereby both reducing the need for costly pesticides and increasing the resilience of their coffee crop and overall livelihoods.
The coffee is fermented for 14 hours before being fully washed in spring water. It is then dried on raised beds and in solar tents over a period of three to four days.
The APROCCURMA collective is located in Peru’s Amazonas state, in the north of Peru. The collective takes its name from the Marañón river which once helped define the territory of the pre-Incan Chachapoya culture. Although far less well-known than the Incan city of Machu Picchu, the no less impressive Kuélap was built by the Chachapoya people around 500 years before, and at an even greater altitude. Kuélap is a massive walled settlement located in the Peruvian cloud forest at an incredible altitude of nearly 10000ft above sea level. The walls range from an impressive ~30-60ft in height and house hundreds of additional structures.
Varieties: Bourbon, Catimor, Caturra, Pache, Typica
Processing Method: Washed
Brew Notes: This coffee is sweet, balanced, and forgiving in regards to brewing. We recommend using anywhere between a 1:12 and a 1:16 brew ratio. Adjust the brew ratio to fit your liking. Brew water should be between 200-205F.
Producer: 124 female members of APROCCURMA