Origin: Quellouno, Cusco, Peru
Producer: Rafael Tupayupanqui Vargas
Growing altitude: 2000m
Processing method: anaerobic fully washed
Tasting notes: pecan nuts, raspberry, peach
Rafael has been producing coffee for 50 years on the farm he inherited. His passion lies in specialty coffee production and continuous quality improvement. Rafael’s farm operates organically, relying on compost and bird manure for plant fertilisation. The shade for his coffee trees is provided by Pacay trees, which serve the dual purpose of charm and nitrogen replenishment in the soil. Rafael handpicks and processes the cherries on the same day. The coffee is fermented for 40-hours and dried in 19 days. Rafael’s care and attention results in a distinctive, and unique cup profile. This exceptional coffee boasts a delightful blend of nuttiness and sweetness, with notes of raspberry, peach, and pecan.