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Cupping notes

Chocolate, caramel, and praline, sit comfortably together with an underlying blood orange and plum.


Peru was divided into 24 departments before the 2002 addition of the Callao province and a collective renaming to the regions that we have now. The Amazonas region in
northern Peru borders Ecuador and is known for its dense cloud forests, rugged Andes mountain terrain and ancient ruins. Rodríguez de Mendoza province, lies to the South
East of this region, and has a huge importance based on the fertility of the soil. Such microclimates present perfect opportunities to grow coffee, and the Asociación de
Productores de Cafés Orgánicos y Cafes Especiales de Amazonas (APROCOYCE) offers its members the chance to increase quality via improved access to services such as
technical assistance, financial support social services and the facilities to cup the crop they are growing.

APROCOYCE members have a fly harvest in their area. The main crop is in line with the rest of the country, being March to August, but a secondary crop is also available due
to the variation in altitude and weather. There is also quite a large mix of varietals, which is good for genetic diversity. The main varietals making up 90% of this coffee
are Catimor, Typica, and Caturra, but you will also find Pache, Bourbon, Castilla, Catuai, Gran Colombia and a few others.

Coffee is shade grown here, and cherries are picked and then taken to flotation tanks that day for initial sorting of twigs, leaves and floaters, before moving to fermentation
tanks where they will stay for between 12-16 hours. They are then washed again and dried on solar dryers in barns before being sorted according to size, quality, and taste and prepared for export.

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