About this Coffee
Were you to taste this year’s harvest from farmer Juan Quilla Laura, you might mistake its delicate florality for a washed Ethiopia. Such a profile expands our notion of what coffees from Peru can taste like. It has the expected sweetness of a South American coffee with floral notes and stone fruit brightness that add a beautiful new dimension.
As a farmer, Juan isn’t doing anything new. He’s doing what he has always done, growing and wet-processing coffee with utmost expertise. What is new is exporter Red Fox Coffee Merchants’ efforts to bring such exceptional coffees to light, connecting individual farmers or isolated producer groups with the specialty coffee buyers like us in more recent years. This coffee, now a favorite of ours, is a reminder that our expectations are meant to be exceeded—when we’re willing to put in the work.
Region: Sandia Valley, Peru
Elevation: 1,700 meters