Peru Elmer Mendoza

This is the first Peruvian coffee we've ever carried, and boy is she tasty.
 
Elmer Mendoza is a first generation farmer who split his farm into thirds for his three sons. This washed lot of Catuai and Castillo coffees comes from Elvis's third. The farm sits at 1600 MASL and with the help our of importer, Falcon Coffees, Elvis and Elmer were able to purchase a parabolic dryer which greatly improved the quality of their coffees, including this lot.
The region this coffee is in is called El Diamante, one of the few coffee producing areas of Peru to have protected forests. In addition to all the flora and fauna this houses, there is loads of fresh water to help with the coffee crop.
The coffee is extremely sweet, think caramel, with a light, floral body and hints of dates and pomegranate.
(the illustration is part of a series by Patrick Hruby highlighting UNESCO World Heritage sites in the countries of origin from which we buy coffee. This is one of Machu Pichu)
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Made In Los Angeles

All or our beans are roasted locally in Los Angeles, CA providing the freshest beans available.

Made In Los Angeles

All or our beans are roasted locally in Los Angeles, CA providing the freshest beans available.

DIRECT TRADE COFFEE

To us, direct trade means that we've visited the farm, have a relationship with the producer, and understand how much of the price the producer is getting - and we'll share that with you as the "farmgate" price.Text

To us, direct trade means that we've visited the farm, have a relationship with the producer, and understand how much of the price the producer is getting - and we'll share that with you as the "farmgate" price.Text