Peru – First Fruits Single Estate
Author | groundwork coffee Date | June 05, 2018
Background: In a world where taking the easy road is so often rewarded, deciding to become an organic farmer is practically an act of rebellion. So when a new organic farm comes online, producing quality coffee, we think that’s something worthy of recognition. Consider the ten-hectare lot of Isac Reina Torres and his wife Rosa Marta Diez, tucked up on the mountainside above the small town of Mendoza in Amazonas, Peru, which they’ve turned into a beautiful certified organic coffee farm. These are the fruits of that farm’s first-ever harvest.
To help take some of the sting out of the cost of organic certification, we negotiated with the farm’s co-op, so that the farmer receives an extra dollar per pound from the higher price we pay for the micro-lot. This is on top of whatever the co-op has paid them already. Additionally, we will present the farmers with an additional USD $1.00/lb. in July 2018 when we visit them again.
In the Cup: Marzipan, caramel, Fuji apple, and lemon-lime.
Farm: Finca Hutuayco