Quiquira | Peru | washed
F l a v o r Floral | Peach | Black teaB o d y Juicy | Brown sugar
A c i d i t y Kiwi | Bright
|Farm/Cooperative||Alto Inambari village|
Puno is a region high up in the Andes, which is one of several reasons why this particular coffee is so special. This part of Peru is known for its high altitudes and cold climate, which delay the growing process of the bean. It allows for a longer maturation time, and cultivate richer, more pronounced flavors, particularly the ones that are known to the region and the soil. These are perfect conditions for cultivating coffee, something the people of the Alto Inambari village have worked hard to achieve.
Despite the rough terrain, families in Alto Inambari have managed to make agriculture their main source of income. The men, women and children of the region have been growing coffee for more than fifty years, working side by side, day after day.
They follow the ancient Incan tradition of “minka” – which means they do community work for the benefit of the entire community. Everybody benefits, including the forests and native flora they respect and conserve. This means making sure to grow other products (papaya, banana, hot peppers, citrus, and avocado), to enable a truly biodiverse environment where all living beings thrive.