Uncommon Ground - Peru
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Smallholders from the Incahuasi co-op near San Fernando in the Cusco region of Peru
1800 - 2200 masl
Notes of Lemon Meringue Pie
The Peru San Fernando organic washed coffee comes from a group of producers located in the San Fernando area of Cusco in Peru. The coffee is produced on small hold farms and delivered for processing at the Incahuasi co-operative. The co-op produces coffee for several regions in the area and is able to keep the lots separate based on regions of harvest. This micro-lot comes from the San Fernando area.
This coffee is organic certified and was grown and harvested on small hold farms. Each farm is about 1.5 hectares in size, most are too small to have their own processing facility so they deliver their freshly harvested cherry to the washing station for processing.
All of the contributing producers's grown mixed tree varietals, Caturra, Bourbon and Typica are common. Coffee is always hand-harvested and after delivery flotation tanks are used to remove any defects. The coffee is then pulped and fermented for 48 hours dry. This fermentation gives the stick mucilage time to break down but also contributes additional flavour notes to the coffee. After fermentation, the coffee is washed and dried on concrete patios.