Familia Flores Espresso / Washed / Peru 250g

Origin: Peru
Producer: David Flores            
Region: San José de Lourdes, San Ignacio, Cajamarca
Varieties: Caturra & Bourbon
Process: Washed
Altitude: 1710 m.a.s.l.
Flavour Profile: Chocolate orange, Sugar cane & Pear

In 2013, David installed 2 hectares of Caturra and Bourbon plants on his land. These were challenging times as there raged a big outbreak of leaf rust through Peru, and actually over the entire Latin American continent. Many coffee plants did not survive the fungus attacks and innumerous farmers had to replant entire parts of their farms. But it was also in these days that David heard and learnt more about the potential of specialty coffee production. The varieties like Bourbon and Caturra that would give him excellent cup profiles were also the varieties most susceptible to the leaf rust, so David had to be very conscious in the way he treated his newly planted coffee trees. He immersed himself in practices for soil and water conservation, the production of compost and the protection native species on the farm, all of which helped him to maintain a healthy farm and prevent the rust from affecting his plants. His first year of harvest was in 2015 with a humble volume of 5 to 6 bags of green coffee. The following year he harvested more coffee as he planted another two hectares of coffee. 

In 2017 David took the initiative to unite a group of family members, his father, uncles and cousins, and to jointly focus on the production of specialty coffee. In 2018 they participated in the Cup of Excellence and won the 20th place and the farm also became Organic certified by Biolatina. Recently, David has been focusing on evaluating and improving post-harvest practices such as the fermentation process, time, washing and drying periods while also investing in new equipment like a new solar dryer. In 2019, 10 hectares were planted with varieties of Geisha, Bourbon and Yellow Caturra. Through his determination and care for his craft, David has passed on his passion for growing high quality coffee and sustainable practices to his family.

We buy this coffee with the help of Cultivar Coffees.

Type: Coffee

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