Peru Rutas del Inca
A balanced cup layered with notes of marzipan, dried cherry, and butterscotch.
Years ago, coffee from Peru was less valuable because the quality hadn't been discovered. Yet Peru is one of the most biodiverse places on the planet and a top producing origin of certified coffees.
In 2014, our importing relationship with Sustainable Harvest began to blossom after they introduced us to a very young cooperative, Rutas del Inca. Time after time around the table, Aaron (our green buyer) drawn back to this amazing cup. Needless to say, over 8 harvests later we continue to enjoy serving their coffee. So much so that we designate a portion of our annual commitment to be sent to Swiss Water to make our own Decaf.
Sustainable Harvest plays a huge role in our ability to continue working with this coffee and we are super grateful. On the cooperative level, they work on improving coffee plantations, increasing production, quality control, application of good agricultural practices, and environmental conservation.
Rutas del Inca is headquartered in the Querocoto District of the Chota Province in Cajamarca, Peru. Typica, Caturra, Paches, and Bourbon varieties are grown between 1,800 and 2,400 meters above sea level and processed using the washed method.
"Route to the Incas"