Peru - Familia Rioja

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  • Farm/Coffee: Rioja Family
  • Location: Perlamayo, Huabal
  • Varietal: Catuai, Pache
  • Altitude: 1800-1900
  • Process: Washed

Cupping Notes

Cloudy Apple juice, pineapple, rhubarb, cherry, caramel sweetness, plum finish. 

More Information

The Rioja family runs a 2-hectare coffee farm called El Perlamayo, located at an altitude of 1,900 meters above sea level. At this elevation, the effects of climate change and fluctuating temperatures are becoming more apparent. Droughts are happening more frequently, posing a risk to coffee production.

To mitigate the impacts of climate change, the Riojas have installed shade trees throughout the farm to help regulate temperatures. They have also focused on effective irrigation and soil health by building proper drainage and regularly distributing organic fertilizers.

The harvest runs from June through October each year. After picking, the coffee cherries are rested before being depulped and then soaked in water for 24 hours. The beans are then washed and moved to raised beds for slow sun drying over approximately 20 days. Once the moisture content reaches ideal levels, the parchment coffee is prepared for storage.

By implementing measures to combat climate change, the Rioja family is able to continue producing high quality coffee at their El Perlamayo farm despite the challenges faced at this altitude.

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