A bold and juicy coffee from the amazing region of Tabacones in the North – full of soft stone fruit with flavours ranging from nectarine to coconut to marzipan. Well balanced yet complex with a really pleasant rounded acidity.
*Available from 14th March 2018
As an origin, Peru possesses all of the necessary factors for the production of outstanding quality coffee with fantastic altitude, varietals and fertile soils. It has, however, historically focused on commercial volumes over quality which means there are a number of obstacles standing in the way of the specialty industry here. The main challenge is thought to be the logistics with many farms situated in isolated and remote areas, far away from any of the collection points for the parchment coffee. This means many farmers will hold on until all of their coffee has been harvested and processed before delivering it to the dry mill – this can have a really detrimental effect on the cup profile with many coffees having noticeable aged characteristics on arrival.
We have therefore always been naturally weary of Peruvian coffees but recent years have seen a turn towards specialty coffee with many farmers adapting their process to improve the quality of the cup. One such example is Señor Fredy Bermeo who inherited 5 hectares of land from his dad in around 2002 but has been focusing his efforts on quality coffee production since 2011. The nature of Peru’s terroir leads to the existence of many different micro climates that can produce really interesting flavours in the coffee if it is well looked after. Fredy processes all of his coffee on his farm in his own micro wet mill and works in challenging conditions to get his lots dried evenly and slowly. His efforts have certainly paid off as he entered one of his lots into the 2017 Cup of Excellence competition where it achieved an incredible 3rd place – a feat definitely worth celebrating given the calibre and high standards of that competition. We are delighted to be finding more and more younger farmers like Fredy who really are grasping the opportunities of specialty coffee production with both hands and we hope you love the results!
We are happy to say we are now able to dispatch orders on a daily basis from Monday to Friday. If your order is received before midnight, it should go out to you the next day using the Royal Mail First Class or DPD next day courier service depending on the weight of the parcel. If you place an order over the weekend, it will be packed and dispatched when the Roastery re-opens on a Monday.
If you have selected the Local Pickup option, this should be ready in our customer collection point in the North Star Coffee Shop and General Store by 5pm the day after you have placed your order. Opening hours can be viewed here along with information on parking and location. Unfortunately we cannot deliver your order to a local customer for you to collect from.
Once you have placed your order, you will receive an email to confirm it is being processed and then another one to let you know when it has been dispatched/is ready to collect.