12 oz valve bag
Subregion: La Convencion Valley
District: Santa Teresa
Producer: Huadquiña Cooperativa
Elevation: 1,800-2,000 masl
Varietal(s): Typica, Caturra, Bourbon
Importer: Red Fox
Nutty, Caramel, Berry Compote
30 minutes from Quillabamba, a major coffee trading hub, Huadquiña has actually been in operation since 1964, but the quality potential of the region went unrealized as a large cooperative union ruled the larger Cusco region for decades with an iron fist, making the trade channels too opaque and choppy to navigate with any success. In 2015, the organization disbanded, and Cusco essentially became a brand new producing origin in its own right.
La Convencion is a perfect example of what Red Fox aims to do in Peru: it’s far off the beaten path, a full 12 hour drive from town, crossing many a pass at 12,000 feet, and well worth the trip. Going out of their way to source coffees in remote areas gives these producers the opportunity to bring their coffee to the market in community sorts, rather than bulk ambiguous sorts that came from a variety of regions. This results is higher income for the producers.