Producers: Cajamarca smallholders Location: Cajamarca Altitude: 1,700 - 2,000 masl Cultivar: Typica, Caturra, Catimor & other Process: Fully washed Harvest: August - October Flavour profile: Pear, red grape & date sweetness
The Huamantanga lot is a blend of coffees from 36 different producers in the Jaen and San Ignacio provinces of Cajamarca in Northern Peru. The blend is named after a nature reserve that sits between the two provinces. In order to curate the Huamantanga,
'Day lots' - coffees that were picked on the same day - from producers all over Cajamarca were purposefully blended together based on cup profile, one typical of the region. All of the day lots come from the early part of the harvest in high altitude areas, which were processed and dried on the producers’ farms. Most producers in Northern Peru have their own hand pulping machine and fermentation tank where they process the coffee, before drying it on their patio or raised beds. Once the coffees have been processed, farmers deliver them as parchment to the Falcon warehouse in Jaen, where they are graded, analysed for moisture content, roasted and cupped.