Tasting Notes:golden apple | browned butter | toasted almond
Elevation:1700 - 1900 MASL
Variety:Red Caturra, Pache, Typica
About this Coffee:Finca La Encañada was purchased by Dionicio Aguilar's father during the 1970s. Presently, Dionicio and his mother live on the farm along with a team of full-time farm workers and a collection of farm animals such as chickens, ducks, and dogs.
Finca La Encañada is situated amidst the mesmerizing Tonchima river and has 12 hectares of land dedicated to coffee cultivation. In addition to coffee production, Dionicio also operates a still at the farm for producing aguardiente, a type of sugar liquor.
Micheal and Emily, the founders of Catalyst Trade, recount walking through mud that reached their shins to reach the location of Finca La Encañada. Specialty coffee production in Peru is often in remote areas and farms can be incredibly small. This means that coffees can end up being bought and blended with other coffees for export. But it’s possible to overcome the obstacles posed by minimal infrastructure and introduce more single-farm Peruvian coffees like this one into the market.
In the cup we taste golden apple, browned butter, and toasted almond.