SINGLE ORIGIN ESPRESSO
Region: Sandia Valley, Puno
Varietals: Borbón, Caturra, Typica
Elevation: 1700 - 1900 m
Tasting Notes: crème caramel, pear, apple chips
Every year we buy from producers in the Sandia Valley who are members of the Coopertiva Tupac Amaru. The lots submitted are often miniscule (2-3 bags) and so a larger quantity is built from the pooled, selected lots. Last year our four favourite coffees were all from female producers so we decided rather than name their lot after Tupac Amaru II, the famous freedom fighter who resisted Spanish Colonial rule, we'd name it for Micaela Bastidas, unrecognized co-leader of the resistance. This year we are continuing with a pooled lot from 3 producers: Hilda Loaiza Saavedra, Sonia Chipana Quispe and Emilia Lopez Challco. This coffee is special. It's such a clear representative cup from the southern gem, Puno.