Brace yourselves for what our Head Roaster John K describes as “the best Peruvian we’ll have this year”. A light-bodied expressive coffee with plenty of zest and fruitiness.
Finca El Guayaquil is right north of Cajamarca, one of Peru’s most fertile regions thanks to near-perfect coffee-growing conditions: high altitude, rich soil, varying temperature and moderate humidity.
Carlos Vasquez and Nelva Guevara (husband and wife) have learnt to make the best of these conditions. He was introduced to the industry by his grandparents and mother, who encouraged him to look for work at nearby coffee farms during harvest time and thus learn from all the processing stages. Eventually, he bought a piece of land— a mighty ¼ hectare. Over time, El Guayaquil has expanded to 5 hectares, 4 of which grow Caturra and Catuai varietals.
While Carlos has been in the industry for 30 years now, it’s only during the last 5 years that, together with his wife, they’ve been producing specialty-grade coffee. Their goals are to renew the old trees and increase the quality and quantity of specialty coffee. “We will keep working hard to produce amazing coffee for you to drink.”
This lot is a Caturra varietal. It has been washed and dried on a shaded patio for 25 days.
All the images and information about this coffee and producers have been kindly shared by its importer, Caravela Coffee, and edited by us, Sample Coffee (unless linked to or credited otherwise).
All the images and information about this coffee and its producers have been kindly shared by the importer, Caravela, and edited by us, Sample Coffee (unless linked to or credited otherwise).
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