Quarter Horse - Peru
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Saul Menor Tayca's farm in the San Francisco area of the Huabal region in Peru
Notes of Strawberry, Orange Marmalade, Hibiscus with a Lemon Acidity
Most of the coffee sourced from Peru is purchased through cooperatives or groups. Though these groups provide stability and marketing for the coffees, price increases due to higher coffee quality rarely trickles down to the farmers. Falcon aims to change this by creating direct relationships with smaller farmers that are not a part of co-ops and directly increase the price they receive for their coffee when the quality increases.
"Our field team ... identified producers and producer groups across Jaen and San Ignacio, who brought their parchment to our warehouse in Jaen, where it was weighed and a sample taken from each bag. The green sample was then analysed and yield calculated, before it was sample roasted, cupped and graded. The price was determined by the cupping results and producers were paid in full on the same day, with premiums well above the market price – in most cases double."
Nathan at Quarter Horse went on an origin visit with Falcon and his favourite visit was to meet Saul Menor Tayca. He and his family own a 3 hectare farm in the Huabal region that is 2000 metres above sea level. Their farm was beautiful and they walked up very steep mountain-sides to see his coffee plants and the new higher quality lots he has planted. He then spent the afternoon with his family and neighbours and we were welcomed with a delicious lunch, it was a really great experience! He cupped Don Saul's coffee when he brought it to the Falcon warehouse the next day, and Nathan was blown away with the quality - the high altitude of his farm means his coffees are really clean with a light, fruity acidity.