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Origin Information

Grower
Salvador Cruz Rimarachin
Variety
Yellow Caturra, Mundo Novo, and Typica
Region
Verde Kiwa, Huarango, San Ignacio, Cajamarca, Peru
Harvest
July - September
Altitude
1850 masl
Soil
Clay minerals
Process
Fully washed and dried in the sun
Certifications
Organic

Background Details

Salvador Cruz Rimarachin says that his favorite part of the coffee business is watching the morning mist lift from his farm, which leaves a glistening blanket of moisture on the coffee trees. He harvested and processed this micro-lot on his 8.5 acre farm called El Duende located near the community of San Ignacio in the Cajamarca region. Salvador has his own micro-mill where carefully harvested cherries are depulped, fermented, washed to remove the mucilage, and then gently dried on raised beds over a period of 18 days. While Salvador has designed farm management and post-harvest solutions to fit his needs, he also has a strong alliance to bring his coffee to the international market and earn fair prices. He started working with Aroma del Valle, an organization established to assist producers access the specialty coffee market. With the help of Aroma del Valle, Salvador has been able to pay for his 4 children to attend school.