The coffee from 5 smallholder farms in Puno’s Sandia Valley. Truly a community effort.
Within Puno’s massive Sandia Valley lie many smaller valleys, each hosting unique coffee producing communities of smallholder farmers averaging just 2.5 hectares of coffee land. This coffee, is a blend of coffee from 5 of these smallholders blended together to produce a well-balanced and flavor packed cup.
Puno’s Sandia Valley has been a constant source of inspiring producing partners and the delicious coffees they bring to the table season after season. As some relationships within the valley have ebbed, others have grown, and the coffees have only gotten better over time. Sandia Valley’s success is partly due to a UN-led replanting project in the 80s. Much of Sandia Valley grows Bourbon variety coffee, offering an elegant, floral, honeyed, and dynamically citric character, or, alternately, a rich, full-bodied, and incredibly sweet malic red apple or pear aspect. These coffees are entirely unique to Puno, distinct from what you’ll find in other regions of Peru, and offer something for every palate.
The Peru Puno is an exceptional joe both rich and mellow when prepared either by French press or chemex method and has become a get again bean for me.