Yojan Pérez – El Arenal – Cutervo – Peru
$11.00 – $16.50
Region: El Arenal, Cutervo, Cajamarca, Peru
Producer: Yojan Pérez
Farm: Hacienda La Piedra and Playa Grande
Altitude: 1,600 – 1,850 MASL
Varietal: Bourbon, Catimor, Caturra, and Catuai
Process: Fully washed after pulping and fermenting, then dried in the sun
Notes: berries, jasmine, apricot, marmalade, grapefruit
This is a refreshing and nuanced micro-lot from farmer Yojan Pérez. He produced this coffee on two small farms called La Piedra and Playa Grande in the Arenal community of Santo Tomas, located in the heart of the Cutervo National Park, Peru’s oldest ecological preserve. The region boasts a wide range of biodiversity of both flora and fauna, and in addition to the native forests, Don Yojan is growing vegetables, plantains, yuca, and root vegetables.
In particular, the 3 hectares of coffee in production have produced an exceptional micro-lot of coffee, one with more verve and character than stereotypical northern Peru. Delicately floral, effortlessly sweet, gently citric, and capped by hints of ripening berries, this coffee is memorable and thoroughly delicious.
Yojan Pérez is growing a nice mix of coffee trees, including the traditional variety Bourbon, dwarf mutation Caturra and its hybrid progeny Catuaí, and introgressed Catimor. Intercropping with multiple cultivars is an important step in a multi-pronged approach to resisting problematic afflictions like rust fungus.
Photos and text courtesy of Royal Coffee
12 Ounces, 8 Ounces
Whole Bean, Espresso, Aeropress, Pour Over/ Drip, French Press