Peru Cajamarca

Peru Cajamarca

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Roast Level: Medium

Certification: G1
Flavor Profile: Dark Chocolate, Brown Sugar, Red Apple, Granola
Process: Washed
Varietals: Bourbon, Catimor, Caturra, Pache, Typica 
Region: Cajamarca
Species: Arabica 
Growing Altitude: 1,200-1,750 MASL

The chasquis were the messengers of the Inca empire — the fittest and most highly trained individuals; the best of the best. They would not only run messages across great distances and topographies, but helped to keep order.

Our Chasqui coffee is a blend of Peru coffees that, like its namesake, are the best of the best. The cherries were machine cleaned and processed. After the coffee was dried it was sorted by color and density to ensure that only the best beans remained.

The Center Regions used to be the largest, in terms of coffee volume, but that dropped dramatically after the leaf rust crisis in 2013. Since the crisis, San Martín and Cajamarca have been expanding again, in both productivity and new planted areas.