Rayos Del Sol
Apple, Berry, Lavender
Producer: Percy Pintado
Origin: Ihumaca, Peru
Percy Pintado is a third generation coffee grower in the San Ignacio district in Northern Peru. Rayos del Sol has been in the family since 1996, and is operated by Percy and his three children, who are all in their twenties. Percy has been growing coffee for seven years on the farm- it has around 1500 coffee trees, but Percy also grows plantain, cassava and corn. The farm has a small beneficio where he processes the coffee. Harvest runs between July and September during which time Percy hires 5 pickers. The coffee is dry fermented for 20- 24 hours before washed and rinsed, and then sun-dried on tarps. Drying takes about 10-30 days on average. Percy is proud of the high-quality coffee his family produces, and plans on expanding by planting different varieties and upgrading his fermentation tanks. The coffee in this area is so personal to the growers; being dried right outside their front door. Generations of passionate farmers have produced a coffee that really speaks to us.
We pick up on something new everytime we brew this coffee. It’s well structured with berry acidity and brown sugars underneath. If there’s a perfect cup of coffee, Rayos del Sol might be it!