Tasting Notes: Grape, Cocoa, Cinnamon
Variety: Caturra, Pache, Bourbon, Typica, Mundo Novo, Catimor
Origin: Cajamarca, Peru
Producers: Union y Fe Cooperative - 32 Women Members contributed to the Sumac Warmi Mircolot.
This incredible coffee comes to us from the La Coipa district in Cajamarca, Peru. The producers are all members of the Union y Fe cooperative, which was founded in 2014 with a clear mission to improve the livelihood and wellbeing of coffee producers. They do so by employing expert agronomists that provide guidance to coop members on agronomic best practices, pest control, soil analysis, fertilization, and harvesting. The agronomists have also begun to provide support for members' vegetable gardens and livestock projects, increasing food security for members and their communities. This particular micro-lot is named in the local indigenous language meaning "beautiful women" and is made up of coffees from 32 women in the coop. The idea of the Sumac Warmi micro-lot is to highlight the expertise of these women producers, and provide an opportunity for them to be rewarded for their premium quality coffees.
Sumac Warmi presents a richness of flavor that we think the club will love. We're picking up on a juicy red grape note that has a great balance of sweetness and acidity - backed by a formidable cocoa taste that compliments the heavier body of this brew. We're also getting a touch of warming spice in this cup - something akin to cinnamon - that could be really fun to draw out with different brewing methods. A smooth, rich coffee with bold flavors and a great backstory? It doesn't get much better than that!