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Our Head of coffee
“This coffee has a creamy mouthfeel with refined sugar sweetness and a very light fruity acidity, the notes of raspberry and apricot combine beautifully with this reminding me of rich raspberry ripple ice cream.”
Cochalan is not just one coffee, but a blend from 12 different producers in Jaen and San Ignacio in Northern Peru - named after a town that sits between the two provinces. Coffees found to have similar cupping profiles, during sampling at the Falcon warehouse, have come to together to bring us a creamy mouthfeel, light fruity acidity and notes of raspberry and apricot.
Although the area has ideal growing conditions, a lack of knowledge and infrastructure can mean crops lose quality during processing. And with 75% of coffee growers not belonging to a cooperative, they’re at risk of being underpaid for their cherries, cash-in-hand, by ‘local aggregators’. We’ve worked in the area, with varying success, for years - but this inconsistent quality and a lack of traceability in terms of where our money goes meant something had to change.
We set up our own warehouse to buy dry beans directly from producers. Now we work with and help provide training for over 300 farmers, who all get paid a premium rate for their coffee - often twice as much as market rates. When you taste this coffee, reminiscent of raspberry ripple ice cream, you’ll see why that’s so well deserved.
|ACIDITY||Light malic acidity|
|FLAVOUR||Raspberry and apricot|
|PRODUCER||Farmers of Cajamarca region|
|ROAST PROFILE||Light Espresso|
|TASTING NOTE||Raspberry Ripple|
|VARIETAL||Caturra, Typica and Bourbon|