Chirinos, it’s a district in the province of San Ignacio, Perú and it’s very well known for the quality of the coffees that are produced in the area.
Even if it’s not so common in this area of Perú, Antolin Peña has been a member of a coffee cooperative that works for the fair trade of the coffee. In these past two years as a member, he saw a huge increase in his incomes due to the quality premiums that he has received. Thanks to these earnings he could acquire more land that increased this production and he invested in a new drying area as well.
Antolin works with different varieties of coffee such as Caturra, Bourbon and Castillo in his farm, that has a density of around 4000 plants per hectare. This lot contains the beans that come from the highest part of his farm, at 1712 masl, which is entirely Caturra and Burbon.
In Perú, like in many other coffee origins, the produces are very sensitive to the market changes. Many times, producing coffee is not sustainable for them so, grouping into cooperatives helps hem to protect their works and to have a return. As cooperatives, they assure them selfs not only a fair price, but also, to have access to knowledge, support, and premiums that incentives the production of better quality coffee.
- Flavour: Cocoa powder, figs and pear
- Origin: Peru
- Varietal: Caturra, Bourbon and Catuai
- Process: Washed
- Altitude: 1712 metres above sea level
- Cupping score: 86.25