Alexander Flores - El Bambu - La Palma - Washed
Caramel with juicy citrus, berries and chocolate.
Category - Easy Going
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Roast - Filter & Espresso
Origin - Peru
Farm - El Bambu - La Palma
Producer - Alexander Flores Aguinaga
Varietal - Caturra
Process - Washed
Import Partner: Cafe Imports
Alexander Flores Aguinaga owns a 4-hectare farm in San Jose de Lourdes, where he grows Caturra variety coffee in soil that is described as "a bit rough" but full of the nutrient enrichment that the plants need to thrive. Like many of his fellow members of the cooperative Lima Coffees, Alexander holds organic certification for his farm and is careful to use ecologically progressive farming practices.
At this farm, coffee is picked ripe and depulped the same or the following day, then fermented dry for 36 hours in open-air tanks. It's washed three times and dried for 20–30 days.
This coffee is a great filter and espresso option.