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Roasted by: Bluebeard Coffee Roasters in Tacoma, WA
Roast Profile: Medium & Cozy
Sourcing: Single Origin
Origin(s): Peruvian
Tastes: Marshmallow, Nectarine, Wild Honey
Varietal(s): Bourbon, Caturra, Typica
Process: Washed
Elevation: 1600-2000 masl

PERU MENDOSAYOC FTO #1472

Marshmallow, Nectarine, Wild Honey
Medium & Cozy
Roasted by Bluebeard Coffee Roasters

★★★★★1 reviews

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DETAILS

Roasted by: Bluebeard Coffee Roasters in Tacoma, WA
Roast Profile: Medium & Cozy
Sourcing: Single Origin
Origin(s): Peruvian
Tastes: Marshmallow, Nectarine, Wild Honey
Varietal(s): Bourbon, Caturra, Typica
Process: Washed
Elevation: 1600-2000 masl

Curator's Notes

This lot comes from over 100 small farmers nestled in the Andean highlands of Cusco, Peru. With its balanced acidity and layers of nutty chocolate, sweet marshmallow, and syrupy stone fruit, this medium roast revels in its cozy complexity.

Roaster's Notes

Tasting Notes: Nectarine, wild honey, marshmallow & brownie Growers Association: Valle Inca Area: Yanatile Valle, Dept. of Cusco Elevation: 1600-2000 masl Variety: Washed Typica, Caturra, Bourbon Certifications: Fair Trade & Organically grown Additional information by Red Fox Coffee Merchants: Nestled in the Yanatile Valley in the Department of Cusco in the south of Peru, Valle Inca functions as a producer group, where Prudencio Vargas Saenz, who created and runs the group, buys parchment from farmers, reinvesting premiums in the community’s infrastructure to help them continue to improve quality. Prudencio, who lives in nearby Calca and brings the benefits of his former experience as an agricultural loan officer, used to operate outside the aegis of a collective, but after years of running Valle Inca informally, he formalized the organization in 2020 to gain organic certification, Fair Trade certification, and the ability to export on his own. Member-wise, Valle Inca is growing fast, with 101 plus farmers currently in the fold. It’s no surprise that more and more farmers want to work with Valle Inca; in the community, Prudencio is known for his honesty, trustworthiness, dedication, and drive to invest and reinvest in his community, genuinely engaging their goals and concerns. He also pays higher prices than farmers had access to prior to the founding of Valle Inca, which has helped to improve quality as well as overall community health over time. Leaders like Prudencio are rare, and the quality of connection between leadership and producer shines through in the cup. At their best, coffees from Valle Inca display elegant honeyed florals, crisp red apple, and a pleasant tannic quality like oolong tea. These coffees cup beautifully, but where they really shine is in a brewed cup off the production roaster, and while they have a lot to offer specialty professionals in the way of nuance, they’re also wonderfully approachable for consumers. One of the things that makes Valle Inca so exciting is that there’s still so much untapped potential there. There are many more hills and mountain peaks where producers we haven’t yet connected with are growing great coffee, and Prudencio is working hard to find them and bring them into the specialty market. .

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SUNNY 05/15/2023
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"One of the best Bean Box coffees I've had in awhile! (Which is high praise because there's rarely a miss!) The honey and nectarine comes through at the end of the sip, while the chocolate is at the front. Incredibly complex, sweet, and smoooooooth! No acidity, no bitterness - such a pleasant cup! My mother and sister also both loved it and commented on the smooth mouth feel!"