Peruvian speciality coffee Lima
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Rony Lavan is an ambitious and quality-driven cupper who has spent his career trying to carve out better and bolder coffees from small producers in Peru. Rony is passionate about bringing out the very best, top-scoring Peruvian coffees from smaller producers in Peru.
While the country is emerging as a speciality market after many years of focusing on bigger lots and certifications, Rony’s passion is with identifying and developing the top scores and the best cups.
As president of the young Lima Coffees exporting organisation, Rony has already established himself as standing at the fore of micro-lot-quality coffees in Cajamarca. In his first year with Lima Coffees, he entered the national competition and won; with the introduction of the Cup of Excellence competition to Peru in 2017, the country is poised to enter the international spotlight for its finest offerings. Rony and his coffees will be the ones to watch.
Region Jaén, Cajamarca
Farm Independent smallholders
Variety: Caturra, Typica, Catimor, Mundo, Novo, Pache
Altitude 1650-1800 masl
Proc. Method Washed
Origin of Peruvian Coffee Beans
Peruvian coffee boasts an intriguing history that dates back to the 18th century. Its origin traces back to 1740, when coffee seeds were first brought to Peru. The fertile high-altitude terrain of the Andes Mountains presented an ideal environment for the growth of these seeds, quickly turning coffee into a significant agricultural product.
From a historical perspective, Peruvian coffee production was initially localized and meant for local consumption. However, by the mid-20th century, coffee had become a key export commodity. In the 1970s, the government initiated a land reform policy that redistributed land to small-scale farmers, further bolstering coffee production. Today, Peru is one of the top 20 coffee producers globally, renowned for its high-quality, organic beans.
Over the years, Peruvian coffee has been lauded for its unique array of flavours, largely attributed to the country’s varied microclimates. This rich history and diverse climate have resulted in a coffee culture that is deeply embedded in Peruvian society, with the industry providing a reliable source of income for numerous communities across the country.
Organic, Fair trade
Aeropress, Cafetiere, Espresso machine, Moka pot, Pour over/filter
Milk Chocolate, Almond, Lemon