Rutas Del Incas

Raspberry, Mandarin florality, Watermelon, Vanilla and Pear, Silky

Variety: Typica, Caturra, Paches, and Bourbon

Processing: Washed

Crop Year: 2017

Origin: Querocoto, Chota, Cajamarca, Peru

Producers: Rutas del Inca

Altitude: 1800m - 2400m

Rutas del Inca was founded on October 26, 2013, with just 33 members. The cooperative exported its first crop in 2014, cementing itself as a quality-focused, organic-certified producer. Currently the cooperative has 258 members—30 women and 228 men—throughout 27 communities in the Querocoto, Huambos and Querocotillo Districts. These producers live between 1,800 and 2,400 meters above sea level, in temperatures ranging between 60 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. The rainy season takes place between January and March, during which terrain in the area can be rugged. However, routes exist that reach the majority of the communities in the three districts.

Rutas del Inca is focused on improving quality. Toward that end, the cooperative is working on improving coffee plantations, increasing production, quality control, application of good agricultural practices, and environmental conservation. Additionally, cooperative members manage Typica, Caturra, Paches, and Bourbon varieties, with the goal of generating sustainable development for associated smallholder farmers and their communities.

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Andrew Ernst

Seattle

Member Since
May '15
8stars 30f964d825671e936496b1e9b91652b236d1338f7f157d183e3d5d7bf6dc5a84

High altitude.. great flavour

I'm not going to say that I was completely taken by surprise by how tasty this particular coffee is. It's pretty common that I tend to like coffees that are grown at very high altitudes especially above 1800 m. The combination of sweetness and acidity in this particular coffee is a delightful mix that's great for sipping on a chilly winter day. Peru... Nicely done! ☕

03/03/18

David R

Sausalito

Member Since
October '15
9stars c58729f5103ff4590617db3549eb955fdf8c2b8a5189f5adb5f5c5b2399e076c

Highly enjoyable

Not as sweet as I was expecting. Good earthiness.

03/04/18

Taren

Flourtown

Member Since
January '18
8stars 30f964d825671e936496b1e9b91652b236d1338f7f157d183e3d5d7bf6dc5a84

Smooth taste, Great aroma

Sweet, but not too sweet. Very smooth. I love the hint of raspberries. That is unique to me.

03/08/18

Chris Caruso

Highland Heights

Member Since
December '15
7stars 47a7352655fa3ded048196554760f61df8d9125f29993e54d673bd8cd254c1f2

Good, light

Fruity, more acidic than most, a complex cup.

03/31/18