PERU EVARISTO PALOMINO
Sourced through our partnership with Red Fox Coffee Merchants and their head Aleco Chigounis, Evaristo Palomino is a farmer specific lot that screams all of the high end notes that Peru can offer. This coffee is exemplary of many things: terroir, the power of relationships, and what can happen when individuals in a cooperative are given the opportunity to shine.
From Red Fox:
Well before Red Fox was born, Incahuasi was the first coop in Peru from which Aleco ever bought coffee, and his experience with the region and its unique terrain and offerings led to his certainty that Peru was the best investment a coffee buyer could make. While the coffees produced by Cusco’s Incahuasi Valley in southern Peru have always been stellar, their remoteness and inaccessibility, as well as other political factors, kept them off the specialty market until recent history.
Notes | Cantaloupe, Violet, Lofted
$17.50 – $110.00
- Bourbon, Typica, Caturra
More About This Coffee
Until relatively recently, a now-defunct cooperative union dominated the region, making it difficult to work within our model of investment and paying smallholders fair wages; when the union dissolved, we were able to go back to Incahuasi and the larger region of Cusco and reinvest in what we’ve always known to be a truly unique origin. Under the excellent leadership of Claudio Ortiz, the coop is thriving and has become our biggest coffee provider in Peru this year, offering high elevations and dry climatic conditions that yield ripe yellow fruit like peach, mango, and brown sugar, as well as excellent mouthfeel and sweetness.