PERU: SANTOS RÓMULO, LA COIPA, CAJAMARCA – MITAD DEL CORAZÓN

$18.00$95.00

Traceability: Santos Rómulo

Process: Washed

Elevation: 6,725 ft (2050 masl)

Notes: Papaya, Green Grape, Hibiscus

Method: Drip (1:16), Iced Brew, Espresso

Net weight:  12 ounces/340 grams

Info:

On our trip to Peru in July of 2019, one of our most memorable experiences was visiting the Barro Negro area of La Coipa, a small town about 2 and half hours north of Jaén. We started the car ride in Jaén, the biggest city in the area, nestled in the valley along the riverside. This area is one of the agricultural bread baskets of Peru —  rice paddies line the river, while cacao and tropical fruits occupy the lower tier of the rising tropical Andes.

Santos Rómulo forms a part of this small community of about 30 village coffee producers, one of many villages in the La Coipa area. We were so impressed by the comradery displayed by this village, that this is the second coffee we’ve served from there this year.

The main difference between this and the last is altitude: Mr. Rómulo’s coffee is the highest elevation we’ve seen out of Peru yet, topping out at 2050 masl. This directly contributes to the complexity we’ve been tasting in this coffee — sparkling candy grape and sweet agua de jamaica are the first things that come to mind.

At 48 years old, Santos has been farming at Mitad del Corazón for the last 10 years, along with his wife and three daughters. He’s dedicated to all types of agriculture, with his yearly coffee harvest topping out around 15,000 lbs. We were lucky to snag a couple hundred pounds of it and are looking forward to sharing it with you!

 

All coffee is roasted to order every Monday and shipped the following day through USPS priority mail unless otherwise specified. 

Net weight: 12 ounces (340 grams) / 5 lbs (2.27 kg)

Email us at: joel@eastlickcoffee.com

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