Peru - El Zorzal - Washed - 250g

Dried apricots, grapes, ripe citrus and honey-like finish.



Chirinos, San Ignacio / 1800-1900 masl. / Catuai, Pache / Washed / SCA – 87.50p

Coffees from Peru have come a very long way. If you look at what was available so little as 7 years ago, the difference is outstanding. The coffees are so much more complex and fruit forward as of recent, and it has become one of our favourite origins to work with. Aladino Perez is a young, entrepreneurial and innovative coffee producer who has been working for 4 years dedicated to cultivating coffee at his farm - El Zorzal. The farm is located in the Alto Shimanilla sector, just 5 minutes from the district of Chirinos at an altitude of 1850 meters above sea level. El Zorzal is named after a native Andean bird found exclusively in this area of the Chirinos district in the province of San Ignacio, Cajamarca.

The farm grows a range of coffee varieties including Bourbon, Paches, Caturras and Catimor. There is a diversification of native and exotic shade species that provide sustainability and resilience against climate change in recent years. After harvest, Aladino carefully sorts the coffee by quality and density. The coffee is then washed and pulped. Following pulping, the coffee undergoes a 42-hour fermentation process. Once fermentation is finished, the parchment coffee is washed again. Finally, the coffee is dried slowly over 12 to 18 days in a solar dryer. The dried coffee is stored in plastic bags, ready for delivery.

Roast info

This coffee is roasted for filter - meaning, a light roast. We roast our seasonal coffees in this manner because we wish for the coffee to shine as it is - for it to display the characteristics that have produced its excellent quality. This kind of roast allows the natural flavours, acids and sugars of the coffee to be in the front, and lets you learn about its origin through taste. As the name says, it's best used in filter coffee methods, such as drip or immersion, so while making an espresso from these is possible, it could prove tricky.

Use and storage

We recommend you enjoy this coffee within 3 months of the roasting date.
Store in a dry and cool place, between +16 and +25 degrees.


Sustainable Coffee Trading

This coffee's cycle from farm to your cup has been one of honesty and hard work. We source our coffees from producers that use environmentally-friendly growing practices, roast it so that it's consistently good, package it in materials that either recycle or can be refilled and deliver the coffee with emissions in mind. Sustainability is one of our core values, and the path of our coffee demonstrates that.

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