Peru Union y Fe Organic
CANDIED HAZELNUT // ORANGE
Union y Fe was founded in 2014 by 233 farmers in the la Coipa area of Cajamarca, around the town of San Ignacio. The aim was to find a market for their coffees, with a focus on quality and sustainable relationships with partners.
They constructed a mill and cupping lab in the town of San Ignacio, at 1300masl, where the climate is cool and less humid, making it ideal for storing coffee and preserving the quality. Lorenzo Cruz, the coop manager, has been working to improve the quality of the coffee through cupping every producer’s lots separately and mapping the areas which produce the highest quality. Through this mapping, they are able to help pinpoint areas with ideal growing conditions, and producers that are processing and drying their coffee well.
We are proud to be working with this newly formed co-op for the first year, and if this year’s efforts are any indication, they are destined to improve quality even more in the coming years.
For all types of filter coffee brewing, we recommend the following parameters:
- Brewing ratio: 1g coffee to 16g water
- Slurry temperature (coffee+water): 195-200° F
- Extraction: 20-21%
- Producer: UNAFECOOP Smallholders
- Country: Peru
- Region: La Coipa, Cajamarca
- Elevation: 1500 - 2000 m.a.s.l
- Variety: Typica, Caturra, Pache, Catimor
- Harvest Year: August - September 2016