How we sourced our Peruvian micro lots is really quite simple. Tomas, a coffee sorcerer, drives around Peru in a VW red beetle where he spends his days working with farmers to improve the quality of their coffees. He also helps them conduct unique experiments that bring out incredible taste within their coffees. When we met with Tomas we cupped several different micro lots from the various farms he works with in Peru. One of our favorite selections included this incredible single variety Pache.
So what is the Pache varietal? The Pache varietal, discovered in Guatemala in 1949, is a mutation from the Typica varietal which is related to a single gene that causes the plant to grow smaller (dwarfism). This allows it to be planted more densely and achieve higher yields. The producer behind this coffee, Fidel Huancas, grows his coffee in Northern Peru in the region of Chirinos. He intentionally planted the Pache varietal to bring a unique taste profile to the market. We're so excited that we're able to bring this coffee to our customers.
When you try this coffee you’ll know you’re tasting something amazing. It's the hard work of a craftsman farmer, the effort of a German coffee wizard, and our roast team.