Sourced from: Peru - San Francisco [Huabal] + Brazil - Andre Sanchez
Tastes like: Almond / Chocolate / Verbena
V60, Chemex, French Press and Cold Brew
Each month (funnily enough) we introduce a new Blend of the Month. To be quite frank, this is probably one of our most favourite things to do (bar eating pizza, but that's pretty normal right?)
We carefully sourced two or more beans that caressingly (it's a word) compliment each other. Expect some fun flavours here that work brilliantly with most brew methods.
More Info from the farm:
Location: Peru - San Francisco
Altitude: 1600-1950 MASL
San Francisco is a village in the district of Huabal, which is home to over 50 farming families. The altitudes range from 1600 to 2000masl and the main varieties grown are caturra and catimor. San Francisco is one of Falcon Coffees Peru's largest bases of producers and produces some of the best and most consistent coffees in the area. As is the case in most of Northern Peru, drying beds and tents are still not very common and most producers dry their coffee on tarpaulin mats on the ground. Most of the producers pick their coffee themselves and with the help of family and neighbours, before processing and drying it at their home.
Location: Brazil - Andre Sanchez
Altitude: 970-1200 MASL
Variety: Catuai + Mundo Novo
Located in the in the unique volcanic terroir of Poços de Caldas, the Andre Sanchez Estate farms is perfectly situated to grow coffee in this mountainous region with altitudes ranging from 970 – 1250 masl. The farm sits on the periphery of the volcanic caldera (large old crater) which has a diameter of 31km and has a terroir and climate suited for producing specialty coffee with distinct profiles.
Andre Sanchez first came to the region in 1968 from Mogiana with a knowledge in crop production and acquired an abandoned coffee plantation named Boa Vista and set about in the renovation and rejuvenation of the farm. Now the Estate is managed and run by his grandsons André and João Paulo wo set up Volcano Origin Coffee to help promote the unique coffees from this region. The Estate is set over 250 Ha steep terroir where 400 people work and rely on the estate for an income. On the estate there is also a health centre, school & community school. Along with the rich knowledge of coffee production there is also a strong social and environmental awareness within the family.
During Harvest the coffee is manually collected when the cherry reaches maturation. Once picked, the coffee is then laid out on patio’s and turned regularly until the coffee is dried down to 11%. The process lasts usually between 10 – 14 days. Once dried, it is then stored in wooden hoppers for 20 days to rest and equalise before being hulled and bagged ready for shipment