Peru - San Ignacio - 5 Pound Bag
Amazing, organic, Peruvian coffee from female members of the Chirinos Cooperative
Milk Chocolate, Nougat, Dried Fruit
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Coffee Tasting Notes
This coffee features the best of a traditional coffee flavor profile. Cups have a balance of sugary and caramel-like sweetness, hints of red apple acidity, and notes of bakers, and dark chocolate
About The Coffee Producer
The Peruvian coffee industry is in the midst of a renaissance. It seems that every passing year is marked by higher and higher quality Peruvian coffee.
This coffee is produced by the female members of the Chirinos Cooperative. Chirinos was established in 1968 by 36 farmers seeking to pool resources to produce high quality coffee.
The cooperative suffered from the dissolution of the International Coffee Agreement in 1989 and then by the 1992 coup that resulted in a new government that quickly implemented neoliberal economic policies that simultaneously increased tax burdens while deregulating prices.
The group has since reorganized and membership numbers have swelled to 867 farmer-members. The group shares the expertise of an agronomist who advises members on the production and application of organic fertilizers, techniques to mitigate the impacts of pests and disease, and methods for producing delicious coffee.
Coffee produced by members of the collective is hand picked, which ensures that only ripe coffee cherries are selected. The coffee is then milled and dried in the sun over a period of several days.
How To Brew This Specialty Coffee
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 200-205°F
Varieties: Bourbon, Catimor, Caturra, Pache, Typica
Processing Method: Washed
Producer: Female members of the Chirinos Cooperative