RUNNEL STONE // Peru - Washed
Lima Coffee, the producer of this beautiful coffee, was founded in 2016 by Rony Lavan Guerrero and a number of other coffee producers from Jaen. Rony had previously worked in quality control with one of Peru's largest exporters and was very aware of the quality and potential some producers have. He watched as these coffees were blended into large commercial lots and made the decision to set up a cooperative with a different structure. He wanted to base the membership on cup quality. He knew of areas and producers in Cajamarca who have great quality coffee and so approached them to buy their best offerings with the aim being to sell them as microlots to the US market. In most cases, cooperatives are formed by a group of producers who intend exporting their coffee and the coffee in their region. Rony's model is entirely based on quality and those producers that are equally as focused on quality.
This lot is a blend of day lots from various small holder producers in the Ihuamaca area of the San Ignacio province in Northern Peru. These day lots were purposefully blended together based on cup profile - one typical of the region being full of fruit, chocolate and a citric acidity. Producers in Northern Peru have their own hand pulping machine and fermentation tank where they produce the coffee before they dry it on their patio or raised beds on their farms. The main coffee variety grown by these producers is Caturra with some still growing Typica,Pache and Bourbon.
Tasting Notes: Sugary, sweet and savory with tangy fruit acidity; chocolate, green grape and citrus fruit flavors.