Peru Organic Agapito Rivera
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This Peruvian coffee is smooth, but still packs a punch. This is the type of coffee that most people call an everyday drinker. It is not overly complex, but it is sweet and has a really nice mouthfeel. The cup starts with a subtle caramel flavor and texture that gives way nicely to a stone fruit characteristic as it cools. Let this coffee become your go to in the mornings.
76 year old Agapito Rivera is still managing his small farm outside of Cajamarca with the help of his wife Petronila. A coffee farmer for most of his life, Agapito turned his focus to producing Specialty coffee some years back, trading his job as a dental technician to focus on the effort. He is a member of the Northern Peru producer group, Aromas del Valle, who represent small farmers from the towns of Jaen, Cutervo and San Ignacio. Now in their 6th year, Aromas del Valle are over 425 members strong and have developed a program to help provide economical and social support to producers and their families, as well as a focus on environmental sustainability that has led to organic certification (this is a certified lot). Farms range in altitude from 1700 to over 2000 meters above sea level.