Peru Felino is delicious, and easy to love with both organic and Fair Trade certification.
Organically-grown coffees from Peru have become a staple in our offerings for good reason. For one, the flavor profile of Peruvian coffees often tends to hit that sweet spot for coffee lovers - round, full-bodied, and rich, but usually with enough acidity and brightness to create a pleasing balance. Secondly, producers in Peru have widely invested in organic certification as a means of differentiation from neighboring countries and to realize a higher baseline price for their labors. Lastly, Peru has no shortage of farmable land at high elevations and coffee grown at higher altitudes tend to be of higher quality, with a more complex character.
We're pleased to support Peruvian coffee for all of the reasons above, and proud to present our latest offering - Peru Felino.
Felino is a community lot sourced from small, independent farmers in the department of San Martin, Peru, in the upper part of the Peruvian Amazon rainforest. With the help of ProNatur, a group dedicated to promoting sustainable agriculture, these smallholder farmers learned to cultivate coffee of impressive quality and complexity, bringing attention to previously overlooked areas of Peru. By 2008, bolstered by the confidence in the increasing quality of their coffees year after year, these farmers left ProNatur and formed the Association of Ecological Producers, or Aproeco for short, a self-sustained coffee cooperative.
Felino Sanchez is one of Aproeco's founding producer partners, and this lot is made up of producers who Felino has personally trained to produce high-quality coffee.
Peru Felino is delicious, and easy to love with both organic and Fair Trade certification. The remarkable flavor profile encompasses the full range of fruit flavor - from stone fruit up front to hints of tropical fruit on the finish. As the coffee cools, sweet notes of grapefruit-like citrus come through and are balanced by chocolate and caramel notes.
If you enjoy medium-roasted coffee with good body, notes of fruit and chocolate (and honestly, who doesn't?), we think you're going to fall in love with Peru Felino. A perfect coffee for the fall season, we like it so much that we've brought in a lot of it and hope to offer it for months to come.
Region: San Martin
Producer: Various Small Farms
Varieties: Nacional, Catimor, Caturra, Pache
Process: Fully Washed
Elevation: 1400-1900 meters above sea level
Certification: Fair Trade, Organically Grown