Peru Mavila Peralta

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Peru is one of the most exciting coffee producing countries in the world right now, with both loads of quality and tons of untapped potential. With the world’s second highest mountain range running North-South through the country, Peru has the altitude to continue producing great coffee in the face of global warming, the country has largely embraced organic farming practices, and as the coffee industry works to single out small farmers from the country’s tradition for large, regional lots, we’re tasting some true gems.

Each year, Huckleberry purchases a relatively large (for us, at least) amount of coffee from smallholder farmers in the village (or aldea) of Laurel, in San Ignacio’s La Coipa district. Aldea Laurel is a great coffee in its own right, and forms the backbone of Blue Orchid and Sound and Vision, but we also have the chance to taste coffee from some of the group’s best individual farmers. 

This year, Mavila Peralta Pérez produced our favorite coffee amongst the group, with approachable sweetness and subtle, fruity complexity. We’re tasting cocoa, caramel, yellow apple, and dried berry in our mugs. And while we roast this for filter brewing, it’ll make a sweet and  bright, but not too bright, single origin espresso.

We’re excited to work towards to the future with Ismael, the other farmers in Laurel, and Origin Coffee Lab, an exporter dedicated to transparency, farmer assistance, fair pricing, and full traceability. While great farm location, varieties, and farm practices are undeniably a huge factor, there’s always some level of chance when it comes to microlot-quality coffee. So it’s important to us to not just cherry-pick from the top, but also support growers at a level that’s a bit more attainable without the fortune of good luck. This is our ideal purchase model, and close to what we strive for in other origins like Guatemala: commit to buying coffee from a group of farmers at a level they can consistently attain, and also showcase the best of the best.

If you’re looking for some great coffee from Peru, you can find it as part of Blue Orchid and Sound and Vision. Mavila Peralta produced this cream that rises to the top though, and we’re excited to roast it on its own.

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